The Guardian by Nicolas Trudgian
December 20, 1943 The German fighter pilot was taking a great risk. He had seen the faces of the wounded crewmen and decided to spare the damaged B-17 and more to escort the plane out of Germany. If a civilian or soldier on the ground reported him, the fighter pilot would face a firing squad. In the eyes of his country during war, he was a traitor. But to the defenseless American crew, he was their guardian.
Now, they had hopes of reaching England again, thanks to the mysterious German ace who held his fire. One day, the crew would know his name Franz Stigler. In 1990, they’d invite Franz to their bomb group reunion where they’d introduce their families to the man who gave them the greatest of gifts -the chance to live.
print size: 32" x 22.5"