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Frozen in Time

An Epic Story Of Survival And A Modern Quest For Lost Heroes Of World War II

By Mitchell Zuckoff

Frozen in Time is a gripping true story of survival, bravery, and honor in the vast Arctic wilderness during World War II, from the author of New York Times bestseller Lost in Shangri-La.

On November 5, 1942, a US cargo plane 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 also crashed. Miraculously, all nine men on board survived, and the US military launched a daring rescue operation. But after picking up one man, the Grumman Duck amphibious plane flew into a severe storm and vanished.

Frozen in Time tells the story of these crashes and the fate of the survivors, bringing vividly to life their battle to endure 148 days of the brutal Arctic winter, until an expedition headed by famed Arctic explorer Bernt Balchen brought them to safety. Mitchell Zuckoff takes the reader deep into the most hostile environment on earth, through hurricane-force winds, vicious blizzards, and subzero temperatures.

Moving forward to today, he recounts the efforts of the Coast Guard and North South Polar Inc. – led by indefatigable dreamer Lou Sapienza – who worked for years to solve the mystery of the Duck’s last flight and recover the remains of its crew.

A breathtaking blend of mystery and adventure Mitchell Zuckoff's Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II is also a poignant reminder of the sacrifices of our military personnel and a tribute to the everyday heroism of the US Coast Guard.


Format: Book
Author: Zuckoff, Mitchell
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 surrived. 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.
Title: Frozen in time : an epic story of survival and a modern quest for lost heroes of World War II / Mitchell Zuckoff.
Publisher Date: New York : Harpercollins, c2013.
Subject: United States. Army Air Forces -- Search and rescue operations. Greenland -- Search and rescue operations.
Isbn: 9780062133434 0062133438
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Call Number: 940.548 Zuc
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Format: Book
Author: Zuckoff, Mitchell
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 surrived. 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.
Title: Frozen in time : an epic story of survival and a modern quest for lost heroes of World War II / Mitchell Zuckoff.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Harpercollins, c2013.
Description: xiii, 391 p. : ill., maps, 24 cm.
Subjects: United States. Army Air Forces -- Search and rescue operations.
Subjects: Greenland -- Search and rescue operations.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: 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.
ISBN: 9780062133434
ISBN: 0062133438
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Call Number: 940.548 Zuc