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 America's 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?--from the publisher
164 pages 978-0545928113 Ages 10-14
Keywords: 10 year old, 11 year olds, 12 year olds, 13 year olds, 14 year olds, World War II, pilots, flying, military, secret mission, survival, history, ocean, accident, narrative nonfiction, part of a series