Lost in the Pacific, 1942: Not a Drop to Drink by Tod OlsonLOST IN THE PACIFIC is the first book in a new narrative nonfiction series that tells the true story of a band of World War II soldiers who became stranded at sea and had to fight for survival.
World War II, October 21, 1942. A B-17 bomber drones high over the Pacific Ocean, sending a desperate SOS into the air. The crew is carrying Americas greatest living war hero on a secret mission deep into the battle zone. But the plane is lost, burning through its final gallons of fuel.
At 1:30 p.m., there is only one choice left: an emergency landing at sea. If the crew survives the impact, they will be left stranded without food or water hundreds of miles from civilization.
Eight men. Three inflatable rafts. Sixty-eight million square miles of ocean. What will it take to make it back alive?
Lost in the Pacific, 1942: Not a Drop to Drink (Lost #1)
Thus began a grueling month ordeal—28 men trapped on the ice, 1, miles from the nearest outpost of civilization. Their battle with bitter winds, frigid seas, and an ever dwindling food supply has become one of the most enduring survival stories of all time. While Americans eagerly awaited news of their greatest living war hero, Rickenbacker and the crew drifted in three tiny rafts, beset by sharks, storms, and desperate thirst. Their ordeal became one of the most gripping wartime survival stories ever. Action-packed and impossible to put down. A riveting, completely engrossing true survival story.
Please enter the email address that you use to login to TeenInk. The genre of this book is non fiction. The major character of this book is Eddie Rickenbacker, a racecar driver and WW1 fighter plane ace. Rickenbacker was 52 at the time. He is seen in the book as serious with very good leadership skills. He appears in the story as a V. When they get close, they can't find the island, run out of fuel, and crash in the ocean.
Thank you! Olson tells the harrowing true story of how eight men in three tiny inflatable rafts, lost in 68 million square miles of shark-infested Pacific Ocean without food or water and near enemy-held territory, survived three weeks before being rescued. Instead of a combat mission, Capt.
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