By Elizabeth Hoban,Lt. Col. Henry Supchak
The Inspiring actual tale of an international conflict II Bomber Pilot Who stored an Austrian Village—and the exceptional seek throughout an entire life to pay off That Debt
In July 1944, Lt. Henry Supchak was once flying his second-to-last venture over Germany whilst his B-17 bomber, Priority Gal, used to be hit via antiaircraft hearth, disabling engines and wounding him within the thigh. He tried to arrive impartial Switzerland, yet used to be pressured in its place to reserve his 8 crewmen to bail out over Austria. As Supchak ready to desert his plane he observed that it used to be on a collision path with an Alpine village. He instinctively bought again into his seat, adjusted the controls, and infrequently escaped prior to the airplane exploded on the base of a mountain. He parachuted right into a pasture the place a shepherd boy and his aunt stared in disbelief at this “man who fell from the sky.” shortly, German infantry surrounded the pilot and took him away to solitary confinement. even though just a little burned by means of the exploding airplane, the boy controlled to determine the place the wounded pilot used to be being held and snuck nutrition and water to him ahead of Supchak and his group have been taken away to a infamous criminal camp for the remainder of the war.
Liberated via Patton’s 3rd military in April 1945, Supchak remained within the air strength after global struggle II or even recommended Gregory Peck throughout the filming of Twelve O’Clock High. yet he carried deep scars from his battle adventure. stricken by flashbacks, Supchak tried to discover closure. commencing as much as his family members and others approximately his aircombat missions and internment did not rid him of the nagging desires as he had was hoping. yet an encouraged quest to discover his former workforce contributors prior to all of them gave up the ghost positioned the pilot on a direction of peace. an international away, an Austrian entrepreneur used to be trying to find Supchak, the enemy pilot he had obvious fall from the sky as a boy and whom he had by no means forgotten. regardless of very good odds, the pilot and the boy have been in a position to meet back on the spot the place Priority Gal had long past down, in a mystical, stunning reunion of closure. fantastically written with honesty and emotion, The ultimate project: A Boy, a Pilot, and a global at War is a gripping and uplifting tale of forgiveness, reconciliation, and therapeutic from the devastation of war.