Hardback 1945, first edition This book is in excellent condition, no dustjacket, pages lightly tanned, spine intact and mainly tight. See photos.
This was the first book to be written about the Army Air Transport Command during World War II ... Island in the sky is not a war story, but a story based on a true incident that happened in the frozen lands of Northern Canada.
Island in the Sky, first published in 1945, is aviator Ernest Gann's exciting, realistic novel of survival in the far north of Canada. The "Corsair," a plane attached to the Army Air Transport Command during the Second World War, is forced to land after heavy icing of the wings makes the plane un-flyable. The crew look to Dooley, the pilot for guidance in order to survive the frigid conditions, and from support bases and search aircraft, a rescue mission is mounted. "Island in the Sky" was the subject of a 1953 movie starring John Wayne.