Shadow Wolf 07,
I was amazed when you showed me this article, and the fact that this pilot took on this responsibility to preserve the bomber really shows his courage and bravery.
The other primary example I can think of that exemplifies extraordinary flying skills and coolness under pressure is Stanley "Swede" Vejtasa, who shot down two Zeroes and possibly claimed a third in a SBD Dauntless dive-bomber during the Battle of the Coral Sea on May 8th, 1942. He was awarded the Navy Cross for his actions, but that was primarily for self-preservation, not the lives of a bomber crew.
The "666" B-17 bomber story is another astounding example of aerial bravery, which is also in the episode.