The Resource A higher call : an incredible true story of combat and chivalry in the war-torn skies of WWII, Adam Makos, with Larry Alexander, (electronic resource)

A higher call : an incredible true story of combat and chivalry in the war-torn skies of WWII, Adam Makos, with Larry Alexander, (electronic resource)

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A higher call : an incredible true story of combat and chivalry in the war-torn skies of WWII
Title
A higher call
Title remainder
an incredible true story of combat and chivalry in the war-torn skies of WWII
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Adam Makos, with Larry Alexander
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eng
Summary
Four days before Christmas in 1943, a badly damaged American bomber struggled to fly over wartime Germany. At its controls was a twenty-one-year-old pilot. Half his crew lay wounded or dead. It was their first mission. Suddenly a sleek, dark shape pulled up on the bomber's tail-a German Messerschmitt fighter. Worse, the German pilot was an ace, a man able to destroy the American bomber with the squeeze of a trigger. What happened next would defy imagination and later be called the most incredible encounter between enemies in World War II. This is the true story of the two pilots whose lives collided in the skies that day-the American-Second Lieutenant Charlie Brown, a former farm boy from West Virginia who came to captain a B-17-and the German-Second Lieutenant Franz Stigler, a former airline pilot from Bavaria who sought to avoid fighting in World War II. A Higher Call follows both Charlie and Franz's harrowing missions. Charlie would face takeoffs in English fog over the flaming wreckage of his buddies' planes, flak bursts so close they would light his cockpit, and packs of enemy fighters that would circle his plane like sharks. Franz would face sandstorms in the desert, a crash alone at sea, and the spectacle of one thousand bombers, each with eleven guns, waiting for his attack. Ultimately, Charlie and Franz would stare across the frozen skies at one another. What happened between them, the American Eighth Air Force would later classify as top secret. It was an act that Franz could never mention without facing a firing squad. It was the encounter that would haunt both Charlie and Franz for forty years until, as old men, they would search for one another, a last mission that could change their lives forever
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technical information on music
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Midwest
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Makos, Adam
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other
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Read by Robertson Dean
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  • Dean, Robertson
  • hoopla digital
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Bombing, Aerial
  • Bomber pilots
  • Fighter pilots
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adult
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A higher call : an incredible true story of combat and chivalry in the war-torn skies of WWII, Adam Makos, with Larry Alexander, (electronic resource)
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digital storage
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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spoken word
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spw
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rdacontent
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (13hr., 23 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781470899271
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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digital.
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10878623
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MWT10878623
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sound
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digital recording
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A higher call : an incredible true story of combat and chivalry in the war-torn skies of WWII, Adam Makos, with Larry Alexander, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (13hr., 23 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781470899271
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
10878623
Publisher number
MWT10878623
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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