81 Days Below Zero
The Incredible Survival Story of A World War II Pilot in Alaska's Frozen WildernessBook - 2015
"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 out of the ordeal intact. 81 Days Below Zero recounts, for the first time, the full story of Crane's remarkable saga. In a drama of staggering resolve with moments of phenomenal luck, Crane learned to survive in the Yukon's unforgiving landscape. His is a tale of the human capacity to endure extreme conditions and intense loneliness-and emerge stronger than before. "--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Boston, MA :, Da Capo Press, A Member of Perseus Books Group,, 2015
Edition: First Da Capo Press edition
Description: x, 238 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Branch Call Number: 940.544973 Cra
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