81 Days Below Zero: The Incredible Survival Story of a World War II Pilot in Alaska's Frozen Wilderness

81 Days Below Zero: The Incredible Survival Story of a World War II Pilot in Alaska's Frozen Wilderness

Brian Murphy


Shortly ahead of Christmas in 1943, 5 military aviators left Alaska’s Ladd box on a regimen flight to check their swiftly retrofitted B-24 Liberator in harsh iciness stipulations. The undertaking led to a crash that claimed all yet one—Leon Crane, a urban child from Philadelphia with out barren region adventure. With little greater than a parachute for defense and an outdated Boy Scout knife in his pocket, Crane chanced on himself on my own in subzero temperatures. 81 Days under Zero recounts, for the 1st time, the whole tale of Crane’s extraordinary twelve-week saga.

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