Richard E. Byrd  1888-1957  Explored the Antarctic

Richard E. Byrd Explored the Antarctic

Richard E. Byrd (1928, 1888-1957) was an American naval officer who specialized in feats of exploration. He was a pioneering American aviator, polar explorer, and organizer of polar logistics. Aircraft flights, in which he served as a navigator and expedition leader, crossed the Atlantic Ocean, a segment of the Arctic Ocean, and a segment of the Antarctic Plateau. Byrd claimed that his expeditions had been the first to reach the North Pole and the South Pole by air. However, the majority of…

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Give that dog a sweater!    Admiral Richard E. Byrd, with his pet dog “Igloo,” ca. 1928. Igloo was quite the world traveler, and accompanied Byrd on polar expeditions to both the Arctic and the Antarctic.  From the Papers of Admiral Richard E. Byrd, Byrd Polar Research Center Archival Program, The Ohio State University: http://library.osu.edu/find/collections/byrd-polar-archives/

Famous Dogs: Admiral Richard E. Byrd, with his pet dog “Igloo,” ca. Igloo was quite the world traveler, and accompanied Byrd on polar expeditions to both the Arctic and the Antarctic.

Richard Byrd: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_E._Byrd

- Richard Byrd - a famous explorer of the Antarctic and Arctic whose expedition to Antarctica conducted many scientific search projects.

Rolex 5512 with strap dive compass and thermometer.  Circa 1970.

1970 Rolex 5512 w/Temperature Gauge & Compass used by Clyde A Thomas "Frogman Extraordinaire". Clyde was one of the original Navy UDT's (Underwater Demolition Team) in WWII. He also participated in the famous Richard E Byrd's Antarctic Expedition

"Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd, Jr., USN (25 October 1888 – 11 March 1957) was a naval officer who specialized in feats of exploration. He was a pioneering American aviator, polar explorer, and organizer of polar logistics.... Byrd was a recipient of the Medal of Honor, the highest honor for heroism given by the United States."

Famous explorer and World War II hero Admiral Richard Byrd once warned that the US would be attacked from the North or South Pole

Admiral Byrd Antarctic Expedition 1933 Issue-3c - Richard E. Byrd - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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