REAR ADMIRAL RICHARD E. BYRD - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/21/1933 - HFSID 29872
Sale Price $337.50
REAR ADMIRAL RICHARD BYRD
The famed polar explorer signs a letter to a friend, wondering if he had received his previous letter, and letting him know he's in his thoughts
Typed letter signed: "R E Byrd", in black ink, 1 page, 8½x11. June 21, 1933. Boston, Massachusetts. In full: "Dear Bim: Not having heard from you I am afraid you didn't receive my last letter. Here is a copy [item not included]. I just wanted you to know that I had been thinking of you. Best wishes, Sincerely yours". On May 9, 1926, Richard Evelyn Byrd (1888-1957) and Floyd Bennett became the first to fly over the North Pole. Both were awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. Scholars have raised questions about whether or not Byrd actually reached the North Pole but all have agreed Byrd thought he had reached the North Pole. In 1929, Byrd established the "Little America" Antarctica base and flew (indisputably) over the South Pole. He was promoted to Rear Admiral upon his return in 1930. On his Antarctic expeditions in the 1930s, Byrd discovered Marie Byrd Land and the Edsel Ford Mountains. Still exploring in his late 60s, he commanded the Operation High Jump (1946-1947) and Operation Deep Freeze (1955-1956) operations. Normal mailing folds. Slight surface creasing. Fine condition.
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