On December 20, 1943, during a bomb run on Breman, American pilot Charlie Brown was flying his B-17 Flying Fortress, named "Ye Olde Pub" with the 527th Bomb Squadron, but his plane received severe damage from the German fighters. Down on power and slowing, he still steered for home but fell behind the main formation, which made the aircraft a magnet for enemy fighters. Luftwaffe pilot Franz Stigler spotted the approaching aircraft, but he soon realized how badly injured the aircraft and men were and decided not to shoot the fortress down. This limited edition print depicts Stigler escorting the bomber over the North Sea coast as it was heading for England. Before departing, Stigler looked the grateful Brown in the eyes and raised his hand in a Salute to the Brave. Signed by the artist. 26 ½"x 19 ¼"