I always like those little stories Ranger, make you feel like can still have some faith in people. I read of the German fighter pilot that shot a B17 up so badly he finally gave up escorted them to English and channel so no one else would shoot them down and saluted them good bye.
This is one of my favourite WW2 stories. That they got to meet each other decades later was the cherry on that sundae.
I read about that as well. Another tidbit, the German fighter pilot had recently lost his brother. He was also a fighter pilot who had been killed the week before, I believe.
After the US and Filipino troops surrendered on Bataan, phone calls were made (possibly by a Japanese colonel) to various Japanese Army units to kill their prisoners. While a a few did, most did not. One even released 1000+ prisoners to fade into the jungle. At least one Japanese officer who was educated in the US even visited with a prisoner and was treated well while with that unit. He even wrestled with some Japanese soldiers.
In France, a US Army ambulance was lost - I mean, what do you expect from the medicos? It ended up at a German road block. The Germans gave directions to the Americans who returned to their lines. The next day, the ambulance returned - and delivered a case of American cigarettes to the Germans!
Seek peace but keep your gun handy.
I'm not a complete idiot, some parts are missing!
“Illegitemus non carborundum est (“Don’t let the bastards grind you down”).”
― Julia Child