Greenland Air Crash

22. December 1942

Barkley-Grow T8P-1

Pilot Wade
Navigator Capt. Moe (AAF)

A plane borrowed from the far north reaches of Canada was brought in for a rescue attempt of the PN9E crew. 
On December 22, the plane took off from southern Greenland headed for the weather station on the east coast. The plane encountered strong headwinds and bad weather and ran out of gas one hour short of the weather station. The pilot crash-landed the plane on a frozen fiord on the east coast. The two men aboard the plane spent four days fighting their way through the elements until they came upon a group of Eskimo hunters who took them to their village and cared for them until the weather cleared. On January 2, 1943, the Eskimos escorted the men to the weather station. The elements became so bad that it was four more months before the two were returned to the continent.

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Update: 20.7.2004