This Day in History: Lt. John Pritchard’s rescue mission at the Greenland Ice Cap

On this day in 1942, Coast Guard Lt. John Pritchard departs on a rescue mission. Unfortunately, that mission would end in tragedy. Pritchard and two others were never seen again. The trouble began weeks earlier when an American transport plane crashed on the Greenland Ice Cap. The aircraft had been following the so-called “Snowball Route,” […]