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Saving the Chelyuskin

Author: R.E.G. Davies

Jul/Aug 2004
Page 42   ( 3 pages)

Summary: Seventy years ago, the icebreaker Chelyuskin was trapped in arctic ice, its 112 passengers and crew stranded off Chukotka. Then Soviet airmen mounted a daring airborne rescue unlike anything ever before attempted.

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