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Frozen in time : an epic story of survival, and a modern quest for lost heroes of World War II

Author: Mitchell Zuckoff
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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 survived. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mitchell Zuckoff
ISBN: 0062133438 9780062133434 0062269372 9780062269379 0062133411 9780062133410
OCLC Number: 813286791
Description: xiii, 391 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue : the duck --
Greenland --
"A mother that devours her children" --
Flying in milk --
The duck hunter --
A shallow turn --
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.
Responsibility: Mitchell Zuckoff.

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On November 5, 1942, a US cargo plane on a routine flight slammed into the Greenland Ice Cap. Four days later, the B-17 assigned to the search-and-rescue mission became lost in a blinding storm and  Read more...

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"This stunningly immersive true-life account of a U.S. military search-and-rescue operation...reads like a stellar adventure novel."--Entertainment Weekly

 
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