“Prey for Mercy” Signed Print

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On a cold day in December 1943, the stricken B-17F Ye Olde Pub of Charlie Brown and crew nearly met disaster following a bomb run over Bremen. Wrestling the "Pub" out of its death-dive, Brown had no way of knowing he’d leveled out above a fighter base at which ace Franz Stigler’s Bf-109 had just been rearmed.



As the American bomber limped overhead, Stigler and crew watched in amazement as this easy prey would not be only the 2nd B-17 he would claim that day, and add anothe...

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On a cold day in December 1943, the stricken B-17F Ye Olde Pub of Charlie Brown and crew nearly met disaster following a bomb run over Bremen. Wrestling the "Pub" out of its death-dive, Brown had no way of knowing he’d leveled out above a fighter base at which ace Franz Stigler’s Bf-109 had just been rearmed.

As the American bomber limped overhead, Stigler and crew watched in amazement as this easy prey would not be only the 2nd B-17 he would claim that day, and add another “kill” to avenge his beloved brother he’d lost at the start of the war, but also would earn him the coveted Knight’s Cross. It was not to be…

Upon pursuing and catching the Americans, Stigler saw the fear on the faces of the helpless B-17 crew. A sense of honor overrode his military duty, and at the risk of his own execution, he escorted the wounded plane to the coast, saluting Brown and his astonished crew. Half a century later the two pilots would meet, and the former enemies would develop a friendship so close that Stigler would come to consider Brown to be as the brother he’d lost.

This limited-edition Print is a prequel to A Higher Call, signed and numbered by artist John D. Shaw and includes a certificate of Authenticity. Print measures about 32” x 22.5” (unframed).

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