Sep 20, 2010

Racing Time and Nature to Find Aviators Entombed in a Glacier

(NYTimes) It was December 1942 and the height of World War II when she received news of her brother. “Nancy,” her mother said calmly over the phone. “John’s been lost.”
“When I heard those words, my heart just sank,” said Nancy Pritchard Morgan, 87, of Annapolis, Md. Two weeks earlier, on Nov. 29, her brother and two other Coast Guard aviators had been listed as missing after their plane lost radio contact — and presumably crashed — during a storm off the southeast coast of Greenland. Continued

Image: Grumman J2F-3 Duck, 1940 (USN via Wikipedia).