REAR ADMIRAL RICHARD E. BYRD - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 10/12/1931 - HFSID 33555
RICHARD BYRD The famed polar explorer signs a letter to a friend, discussing future speaking arrangements and lectures Typed letter signed: "R E Byrd", in black ink, 1 page, 8½x11. October 12, 1931. Boston, Massachusetts.
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The famed polar explorer signs a letter to a friend, discussing future speaking arrangements and lectures
Typed letter signed: "R E Byrd", in black ink, 1 page, 8½x11. October 12, 1931. Boston, Massachusetts. In part: "Please let me emphasize with all possible emphasis that we should try to have two machines whenever possible. Because I have agreed to one machine, that is only in the case of acute emergency. Please don't let my agreement to this let any one in your office be lax about the two machines because I still want to put on a first class lecture". 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. Small hole on top margin. Normal mailing folds. Otherwise, fine condition.
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