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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.
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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.
Authors: Zuckoff, Mitchell
Title: Frozen in time
an epic story of survival, and a modern quest for lost heroes of World War II
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xiii, 391 p. :,ill., maps ;,24 cm
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 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.
ISBN: 9780062133434
0062133438
9780062133434
Statement of Responsibility: Mitchell Zuckoff
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [349]-376) and index
Subject Headings: Greenland Search and rescue operations World War, 1939-1945 Search and rescue operations Greenland United States. Army Air Forces Search and rescue operations
Topical Term: World War, 1939-1945
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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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