Byrd, Richard Evelyn, 1888-1957

Dates:
Birth 1888-11-25
Death 1957-03-11
Gender:
Male
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd (b. October 25, 1888, Winchester, Virginia-d. March 11, 1957, Boston, Massachusetts) was a polar explorer and naval officer. He made a flight over the North Pole in 1926 and a flight over the South Pole in 1929. He led expeditions to the Antarctic in 1928-1930, 1933-1935, 1939-1940, 1946-1947, and 1955-1956. In 1939 he became commander of the United States Antarctic Service expedition to Antarctica.

Loading...

Loading Relationships

Information

Permalink:
http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6bw85m2
Ark ID:
w6bw85m2
SNAC ID:
83322900

Subjects:

  • Aeronautics--Patents
  • Explorers--United States
  • Transatlantic flights
  • Aids to air navigation
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Photographs--20th century
  • Sextant--Patents
  • Explorers--Press coverage
  • Polar regions--Discovery and exploration--Public opinion
  • Explorers
  • Parades
  • Aeronautics--History
  • Explorers--Correspondence
  • Shipbuilding industry--History--Sources
  • Navigation (Aeronautics)
  • Radio in navigation
  • World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations
  • Military geography
  • Shipbuilding--Economic aspects
  • Radio in aeronautics

Occupations:

  • Naval officers
  • Polar explorer

Places:

  • Winchester, VA, US
  • Boston, MA, US
  • South Pole (as recorded)
  • Antarctica, 00, AQ
  • Arctic regions, ,
  • California, CA, US
  • Pasadena, CA, US
  • Polar regions (as recorded)