Frozen in Time

Frozen in Time

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

Large Print - 2013
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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 :, HarperLuxe,, c2013
New York : HarperLuxe, c2013
Edition: Large print edition, First HarperLuxe ed
ISBN: 9780062253750
Branch Call Number: LP 940.5429 ZUC NVD
Characteristics: xiii, 543 pages (large print) : illustrations, maps, portraits, photographs ; 23 cm

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dkhrosskc
Jul 03, 2017

One of the best books I have ever read. So impressed by this author.

bibliotechnocrat Oct 25, 2014

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.

carolsbrown Feb 21, 2014

Amazon suggestion of WWII heroes
got from Bill's order of Boys in the Boat

MrEuanMorton Oct 10, 2013

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

AlanReynolds Aug 17, 2013

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!

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Robbol
Jul 23, 2013

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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