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Frozen in Time

An Epic Story of Survival, and A Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II

Zuckoff, Mitchell

(Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Frozen in Time
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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 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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062133434
0062133438
9780062133434
Characteristics: xiii, 391 p. :,ill., maps ;,24 cm

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Oct 25, 2014
  • bibliotechnocrat rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

In the winter of 1942 a U.S. cargo plane went down triggering a search that caused two more planes to disappear into the frozen waste. This captivating narrative relates the extraordinary lengths the military went to in its efforts to rescue the survivors. The book has an interesting structure: text (in past tense) covers the plight of the survivors attempting to stay warm and stay alive in crazy arctic weather; this is alternated with the (present tense) story of how the author teamed up with the U.S. Coast Guard and a dedicated search crew to try find the bodies of those who did not come back. It's a tense read, even if the very end takes on the hue of a reality show.

Oct 10, 2013
  • MrEuanMorton rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Beautifully written and very moving. It's an important story and one I'm glad the author discovered.

Aug 17, 2013
  • AlanReynolds rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I agree with Robbol: The incredible bad luck these survivors faced in the Arctic seems unbelievable - truth is stranger and more ironic than fiction in this case. A testimony to human spirit. Great read!

Jul 23, 2013
  • Robbol rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Hollywood couldn't dream up an 'adventure' story as good as this. Very sobering that, even with the equipment of today, Nature can still have the upper hand.

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