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81 days below zero : the incredible survival story of a World War II pilot in Alaska's frozen wilderness

Author: Brian Murphy
Publisher: Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Shortly before Christmas in 1943, five Army aviators left Alaska's Ladd Field on a test flight. Only one ever returned: Leon Crane, a city kid from Philadelphia with little more than a parachute on his back when he bailed from his B-24 Liberator before it crashed into the Arctic. Alone in subzero temperatures, Crane managed to stay alive in the dead of the Yukon winter for nearly twelve weeks and, amazingly, walked  Read more...
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Genre/Form: People
Biography
Named Person: Leon Crane
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Murphy
ISBN: 9780306823282 0306823284 9780306823299 0306823292
OCLC Number: 888556972
Description: x, 238 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Mount Athos, Greece --
December 21, 1943 --
December 22, 1943 --
December 23, 1943 --
June 23, 1994 --
December 25, 1943 --
December 29, 1943 --
December 29, 1943 --
December 30, 1943 --
August 31, 2006 --
January 10, 1944 --
January 19, 1944 --
February 10, 1944 --
September 15, 2006 --
March 3, 1944 --
March 9, 1944 --
March 10, 1944 --
March 13, 1944 --
March 14, 1944 --
March 7, 2007 --
September 7, 2007.
Other Titles: Incredible survival story of a World War II pilot in Alaska's frozen wilderness
Eighty one days below zero
Responsibility: Brian Murphy with Toula Vlahou.

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The untold story of Leon Crane, the only surviving crew member of a World War II B-24 crash on a remote mountain near the Arctic Circle  Read more...

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Advance Praise for 81 Days Below Zero "In 81 Days Below Zero, Brian Murphy rediscovers one of the most astounding survival stories in Alaskan history. The account is all the more remarkable because Read more...

 
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