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

By: Murphy, Brian, 1959- [author.].
Contributor(s): Vlahou, Toula [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, 2015Edition: First Da Capo Press edition.Description: x, 238 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780306823282 (hbk.); 0306823284 (hbk.).Other title: Eighty one days below zero | Incredible survival story of a World War II pilot in Alaska's frozen wilderness.Subject(s): 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 | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military | HISTORY / Military / World War IIDDC classification: 940.54/4973092 Other classification: BIO008000 | HIS027100
Contents:
Mount Athos, Greece -- December 21, 1943 -- December 22, 1943 -- December 23, 1943 -- June 23, 1994 -- December 25, 1943 -- December 29, 1943 -- December 29, 1943 -- December 30, 1943 -- August 31, 2006 -- January 10, 1944 -- January 19, 1944 -- February 10, 1944 -- September 15, 2006 -- March 3, 1944 -- March 9, 1944 -- March 10, 1944 -- March 13, 1944 -- March 14, 1944 -- March 7, 2007 -- September 7, 2007.
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.
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"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.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-226) and index.

Mount Athos, Greece -- December 21, 1943 -- December 22, 1943 -- December 23, 1943 -- June 23, 1994 -- December 25, 1943 -- December 29, 1943 -- December 29, 1943 -- December 30, 1943 -- August 31, 2006 -- January 10, 1944 -- January 19, 1944 -- February 10, 1944 -- September 15, 2006 -- March 3, 1944 -- March 9, 1944 -- March 10, 1944 -- March 13, 1944 -- March 14, 1944 -- March 7, 2007 -- September 7, 2007.

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