In November 1942, a U.S. cargo plane on a routine mission crashed into a Greenland glacier. A B-17 bomber was sent to rescue the downed plane’s five survivors, and it crashed too, stranding nine more men on a boundless ice field. A final rescue plane was dispatched, and it disappeared in a blizzard. In a new book, the writer Mitchell Zuckoff recounts how the nine men aboard the B-17 managed to survive for months in the frozen arctic. He joins us Wednesday to share that epic story and tell of the modern-day expedition to recover the crash’s remains. [Rebroadcast]
Mitchell Zuckoff is a professor of journalism at Boston University and the author of six books, including Lost in Shangri-La [Amazon|Indiebound] and his newest, Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II [Amazon|Indiebound].