World Battlefronts, THE ENEMY: This Freedom

Heinrich Himmler's lieutenants were cracking down on all Germans of mixed ancestry, no matter how great their skills. At an aircraft factory outside Leipzig was a ground mechanic, half Jewish, whose father had been killed by the Nazis, and whose mother had died of shock. Now he knew he faced a concentration camp. When he was ordered to taxi a new Junkers 188 twin-engined reconnaissance bomber down the factory field, he saw his chance and took it.

He had never flown a plane. For the first time in his life he opened the throttles wide, took off, somehow managed to...

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