Excuse the bad French, but if you're a fan of Saint-Exupéry, or even just "The Little Prince", you'll probably be interested in this. Not that this erases all doubts, but it is probably the truth. Just imagine what the German pilot had had to live with. Can anybody really blame him for not speaking up sooner? First, he wasn't entirely certain that he, in fact, did it. Second, he probably would have been lynched. He was no more than a boy when it happened and was just doing something most everyone was compelled to do at that time, which was to defend his country, even if said country belonged to the Axis. That's war for you.