German Pilot Spared B17

#2
Indeed. I just read it. I guess at the moment they met in the sky, there was already an unspoken agreement. I felt many in this situation would shoot them down regardless, but this is a nice look at the alternative and what it can bring about.

Nice share. There are plenty of more horror stories then feel-good ones, so it's nice to see a feel-good.
 
#3
Okay, I know I am going to be in the minority here, but look at it from the other sides perspective. Here one of your pilots who had the opportunity to shoot down an enemy bomber and kill its crew chose to spare their lives. Allowing them to repair the plane and for the crew to continue fighting on bombing your cities and other targets in the future. Today we would call that act at the very least disobeying orders and very nearly treasonous.
 

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#4
Okay, I know I am going to be in the minority here, but look at it from the other sides perspective. Here one of your pilots who had the opportunity to shoot down an enemy bomber and kill its crew chose to spare their lives. Allowing them to repair the plane and for the crew to continue fighting on bombing your cities and other targets in the future. Today we would call that act at the very least disobeying orders and very nearly treasonous.
This is very true.
 
#5
There is a book on this. I think it was entitled "A Higher Call". There are news articles saying it might be turned into a movie. I am not updated with that news though. There are also re-enactments on that event using games. Mostly from War Thunder movies.