That is a magnificent and emotional tale. Stories of impromptu acts of mercy and chivalry in war are fascinating, because sadly they are quite rare, and becoming moreso.
The interactions of the Luftwaffe with the Western Allies (U.K., U.S.A, Canada) was very different from their fight with the USSR. On the Eastern front, it was tooth and nail, to the death, gunning men under a parachute canopy, etc. In the West, you had acts like this, on both sides.
Thank you for sharing it.