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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

The untold story of Leon Crane, the only surviving crew member of a World War II B-24 crash on a remote mountain near the Arctic Circle, who managed to stay alive 81 days in sub-zero temperature by making peace with nature, and end his ordeal by walking along a river to safety. Part World War II story, part Alaskan adventure story, part survival story, and even part inspirational story, this is what we call " a good read." This is the first full length retelling of Crane' s incredible survivalist story. It has been noted in magazines and in story collections over the years: most notably, just after the war ended, Crane' s story was included in a book aptly titled, The 100 Best True Stories of World War II , and in the 1970s, the story was a part of John McPhee' s hot-selling collection of Alaskan survival tales, Coming into the Country.

The untold story of Leon Crane, the only surviving crew member of a World War II B-24 crash on a remote mountain near the Arctic Circle, who managed to stay alive 81 days in sub-zero temperature by making peace with nature, and end his ordeal by walking along a river to safety. Part World War II story, part Alaskan adventure story, part survival story, and even part inspirational story, this is what we call " a good read." This is the first full length retelling of Crane' s incredible survivalist story. It has been noted in magazines and in story collections over the years: most notably, just after the war ended, Crane' s story was included in a book aptly titled, The 100 Best True Stories of World War II , and in the 1970s, the story was a part of John McPhee' s hot-selling collection of Alaskan survival tales, Coming into the Country.
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The untold story of Leon Crane, the only surviving crew member of a World War II B-24 crash on a remote mountain near the Arctic Circle, who managed to stay alive 81 days in sub-zero temperature by making peace with nature, and end his ordeal by walking along a river to safety. Part World War II story, part Alaskan adventure story, part survival story, and even part inspirational story, this is what we call " a good read." This is the first full length retelling of Crane' s incredible survivalist story. It has been noted in magazines and in story collections over the years: most notably, just after the war ended, Crane' s story was included in a book aptly titled, The 100 Best True Stories of World War II , and in the 1970s, the story was a part of John McPhee' s hot-selling collection of Alaskan survival tales, Coming into the Country.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Toula Vlahou, Richard Ferrone

Length:

8h 42m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

08:02


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

53:32


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

24:17


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

41:08


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

22:00


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

31:17


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

34:35


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

26:40


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

27:38


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:46


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

32:52


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:34


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

36:04


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

26:44


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:19


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

18:51


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

17:34


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:26


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

17:10


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

15:06


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:38


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

00:40