A Sight Long Remembered

After attacking a group of RAF bombers, Luftwaffe night fighter pilot Prince Weissenfeld, who gave the report below, was returning to base and he and his crew were alone in the night sky.

Suddenly, approaching at phenomenal speed, oxygen mask flapping and parachute harness intact, an airman fell straight through the heavens toward the earth below, barely missing the starboard wing of my fighter. For one split second I looked into the frightened man’s face. Never will I forget the shocked and terrified expression I read there.

(Source: German Night Fighter Aces of World War Two by Jerry Scutts)

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Charles McCain

Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/

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