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Title Frozen in time : an epic story of survival, and a modern quest for lost heroes of World War II / Mitchell Zuckoff.
Author Zuckoff, Mitchell.
BIBLIOG. Includes bibliographical references (p. [349]-376) and index.
Contents The Duck -- Greenland -- "A mother that devours her children" -- Flying in milk -- The duck hunter -- Man down -- A light in the darkness -- The holy grail -- Short snorters -- Frozen tears -- "Don't try it" -- "MOs-- quick!" -- Taps -- Glacier worms -- Shooting out the lights -- Snublebluss -- Outwitting the Arctic -- Shitbags -- Dumbo on ice -- Iceholes -- Crossed wires -- The ten-meter anomaly -- "Some plan in this world" -- Down to the wire -- After Greenland.
Summary In Nov. 1942 a U.S. cargo plane crashed into the Greenland ice cap, the B-17 sent on the search-and-rescue mission got caught in a storm and also crashed, miraculously all nine men aboard surrived. A second rescue operation was launched, but the plane, the Grumman Duck, flew into a storm and vanished. The survivors of the B-17 spent 148 days fighting to stay alive while waiting for rescue by famed explorer Bernt Balchen. Then in 2012 the U.S. Coast Guard and North South Polar mount an expedition to solve the mystery of the vanished plane and recover the remains of the lost plane's crew.
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Publisher New York, NY : Harpercollins, c2013.
Edition 1st ed.
Description xiii, 391 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Search and rescue operations -- Greenland.
United States. Army Air Forces -- Search and rescue operations.
Greenland -- Search and rescue operations.
ISBN 9780062133434
0062133438
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