On November 5, 1942, a US cargo plane slammed into the Greenland Ice Cap. Four days later, the B-17 assigned to the search-and-rescue mission became lost in a blinding storm and also crashed. Miraculously, all nine men on board survived, and the US military launched a daring rescue operation. But the rescue mission wasn’t as easy or successful as the military had hoped.
Once author Mitchell Zuckoff heard of this story he knew he had to tell it, and then fate intervened. A current day expedition was about to take place in search of one of the lost rescue planes. WAMC's Katie Britton spoke with Zuckoff about this emotional tale of bravery during WWII that truly gets to the heart of the human condition.