By Brian Murphy
Presently sooner than Christmas in 1943, 5 military aviators left Alaska's Ladd box on a attempt flight. just one ever lower back: Leon Crane, a urban child from Philadelphia with little greater than a parachute on his again while he bailed from his B-24 Liberator ahead of it crashed into the Arctic. on my own in subzero temperatures, Crane controlled to stick alive within the lifeless of the Yukon iciness for almost twelve weeks and, amazingly, walked out of the ordeal intact.
81 Days less than 0 recounts, for the 1st time, the total tale of Crane's impressive saga. In a drama of dazzling unravel with moments of out of the ordinary success, Crane discovered to outlive within the Yukon's unforgiving panorama. His is a story of the human potential to suffer severe stipulations and excessive loneliness—and emerge more advantageous than sooner than.
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81 Days Below Zero: The Incredible Survival Story of a World War II Pilot in Alaska's Frozen Wilderness by Brian Murphy