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An act of chivalry by Bidass An act of chivalry by Bidass
For the little story : In December 1943, the 8th Air Force decided to launch a raid against Breme. In the 379th bombing group, the crew of the B-17F "Ye olde pub" were seriously damaged during the coming back from Breme. He has lost 1 engine, the front turrel was smashed and the right elevator was pulled of...The tail machingunner was killed... Therefore, there were lots of problem, the B17 was losing altitude and the others bombers... The skipper, Brown tried to maintain the other engines on... But he took the wrong direction... Going to the germany...
The german pilot Franz stigler, after shooting down two bombers went back to his airfield. But during the next alarm, people requested him to intercept the damaged bomber... Stigler was a bit tired after his last mission. When he wentnext to the bomber, watching the bravery of the crew of the "Ye olde Pub", decided to not shoot at the bomber... It would be too easy... He shows them the good path to come back in great britain, guide them... Then he went back to his base, saying that he had lost the bomber...

Sorry for my bad English

Technic : about 8 hours of digital painting...
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Stargazer2112 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
I really like this.

It proves that even in the horrors of war, that there are those who do the right thing. No matter what side their on. :)

(Sorry for the extra cheesy sentence above, I just really like this!)  
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FreshThundergod Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Here are the Lyrics from a song about Franz Stigler:
From down below an enemy spotted
So hurry up, rearm and refuel
But through the Bombers damaged Airframe
See wounded Men, scared to their Bone
Look to the right, and the look again
and see the enemy in the Eye
No Bullets fly, spared by his Mercy
Escorted out, out of harms way
Fly, fighting fair, it's the code of the air
Brothers, Heroes, Foes
Killing Machine 
Honour in the sky
B17
Flying Home
Killing Machine
Said Goodbye to the cross he deserved
He risked his life two times that day
To save an unknown enemy
Escort to safety out of the Killzone
A short salut, then departed

Sabaton: No Bullets fly
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HungA06 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Love the way you drew the clouds. you are so good with colors, the planes, backgrounds and everything! Each of your drawing/painting tells a story in its unique way. Love all your works!
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Oliver1388 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
true hero where the one how did things like this
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FamousDave420 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
This isn't the first time i heard this story. My wife, who is a hospice care giver, spent 16 months sitting with a WWII B-17 pilot, who would tell her his war stories. I got the opportunity to get to know him as well. This was one of the stories he shared. It wasn't his experience, but one of the crews he knew.

Thanks for your rendition of the story.

Dave
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DemonDogMarine1960 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
INNCORECT!! AFTER SEEING IT, IN HIS COMPASSION, HE DID NOT SHOOT IT DOWN!!
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DemonDogMarine1960 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
THIS IS THE GREATEST TALE OF CHILVARY, THOUGHT TO BE DEAD!!  THIS MAN TRULY DESERVES THE MEDAL OF HONOR FOR HIS COMPASSION!!
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Pascal775 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Your caps,Bro...
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Siveir Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Not only a chivalry, but it also had to take some guts to do such a thing in Nazi controlled Germany... But after all, the first victims of nacizm were the Germans themselves...
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genuks Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
still what's happened to left wind of flying fortress ? never seen the debris...
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