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Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd

Birth10/25/1888
 
Education1908
 
Annapolis, Naval Academy
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USA Navy / Rear Admiral / World War II
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Death03/11/1957
 
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Aged: 68.4 years
Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd (1888-1957) was an Antarctic explorer, pioneering aviator, and US Naval Officer. On May 9, 1926, Byrd (the navigator) and Floyd Bennett (the pilot) made what may have been the first airplane trip over the North Pole, in a 15 1/2 hour flight; they flew from King's Bay, Spitsbergen, Norway, to the North Pole and back again. There is a dispute as to whether or not they actually reached the pole.

Byrd also led four Antarctic land expeditions.
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Richard Evelyn 

19 FEB 19203 OCT 1988  MA, Suffolk Co, Boston Emily Bradley Saltonstall 
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