Richard Evelyn Byrd, Jr.

 

 

Richard Evelyn Byrd, Jr. Richard Evelyn Byrd, Jr.

Born: 25 October 1888, Winchester, Virginia
Rank: Commander
Organization: United States Navy
Accredited To: Virginia
Other Navy Award: Navy Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit with gold star, Distinguished Flying Cross

Citation
Citation

For distinguishing himself conspicuously by courage and intrepidity at the risk of his life, in demonstrating that it is possible for aircraft to travel in continuous flight from a now inhabited portion of the earth over the North Pole and return.




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