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Ralph LeBlanc Interview (1987)

En Français



Genre: French, Interview

Place Covered: Antarctica

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1987-05-31

Duration: 00:42:40

Subjects: Byrd Antarctic Expedition (4th: 1946-1947) | Antarctica | Airplane crash survival | French language | LeBlanc, Ralph P.


  • Fontenot, James Host
  • LeBlanc, Ralph Interviewee


This episode of the series “En Francais” from May 31, 1987, features James Fontenot’s interview with Lieutenant Ralph LeBlanc of Breaux Bridge, one of the pilots on Admiral Richard Byrd’s 1946-1947 expedition to Antarctica. LeBlanc discusses: his work on the Byrd Expedition; his plane crash in Antarctica; being stranded for 13 days in temperatures reaching 90 degrees below zero; and his rescue and recovery.