Horst Rippert, a former pilot of Germany's Luftwaffe, writes in in a forthcoming book that he may have killed French writer and war pilot Antoine de Saint-Exupery in 1944. "It's me, I shot down Saint-Exupery," said the pilot, now 88 years old. "I didn't see the pilot and even so, it would have been impossible for me to know that it was Saint-Exupery. I have hoped ever since that it wasn't him," he said.
The body of Saint-Exupery, author of "The Little Prince," has never been found.