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Wings Over Alaska: The Story of Carl Ben Eielson (Archway Paperback) - 4499

Wings Over Alaska: The Story of Carl Ben Eielson (Archway Paperback) - 4499

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Each flight was a gamble with death! Carl Ben Eielson was the first flyer to cross the top of the world and the first to establish airmail service in Alaska, opening the vast white mystery of the north to commercial and passenger aviation. In a clumsy, egg-crate plane he flew to mining camps with supplies, and raced on emergency missions carrying medicine. the wilderness he flew over was desolate and menacing. There were no reliable maps, no weather reports or radio communications--and no hope of rescue if he had to make a forced landing. But Eielson's most dangerous adventures began when he piloted for explorer Sir Hubert Wilkins. on one of their flights over the Arctic, their plane crashed in a blizzard. In sub-zero weather they spent seventeen terrifying days wandering among ramming, cracking icebergs, alone in a region unknown to man.
ASIN: 0671297112
VSKU: RDV.0671297112.A
Condition: Acceptable
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