Wednesday, March 19, 2008

How a German wartime flying ace discovered he shot down his hero | the Mail on Sunday:

A German fighter ace has just learned that one of his 28 wartime 'kills' was his favourite author.

Messerschmidt pilot Horst Rippert, 88, said he would have held his fire if he had known the man flying the Lightning fighter was renowned French novelist Antoine de Saint-Exupery.

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