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Author Murphy, Brian, 1959-

Title 81 days below zero : the incredible survival story of a World War II pilot in Alaska's frozen wilderness / Brian Murphy.

Publication Info. Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, 2015.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Non-Fiction  940.54 Mur    ---  Available
Description x, 238 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Source NBK 9/15 PPL
Summary "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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Crane, Leon, 1919-2002.
Air pilots, Military -- United States -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American.
Airplane crash survival -- Alaska.
Wilderness survival -- Alaska.
B-24 (Bomber) -- Accidents -- Alaska.
Aeronautics, Military -- Accidents -- Alaska.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Alaska.
HISTORY / Military / World War II.
Added Title Incredible survival story of a World War II pilot in Alaska's frozen wilderness
Eighty one days below zero
ISBN 9780306823282

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