Le 29 novembre 1929, Byrd tente le survol du Pôle Sud qu'il réussit après un vol périlleux de 18 heures à basse altitude.

When the navy made its first transatlantic flight in 1919, it was Byrd who solved many of the mission's navigation problems. Genealogy profile for Richard Evelyn Byrd. But Byrd's triumph in the public mind was undoubted, and America's new hero was met with acclaim wherever he traveled. 1917. Birthplace: Winchester, VA. Died: 11-Mar - 1957.

Byrd's fourth Antarctic expedition was code-named Operation Highjump. In recognition of his service during World War II, Byrd was twice awarded the Legion of Merit.[38].

Mrs. George Lafayette Wasington of Bryn Mawr, Pa., and 13‐grandchildren. United States Naval Academy Midshipman – May 28, 1908 (Class of 1912), First Distinguished Service Medal citation, Second Distinguished Service Medal citation. Polar explorer who took part in six of America’s twelve expeditions to the Antarctic.

As a congressional liaison officer for the navy from 1919 to 1921, he masterminded passage of legislation creating the navy's Bureau of Aeronautics and successfully defended naval aviation from those in Congress, the army, and the navy who viewed this new means of warfare with suspicion or saw little use for it by those whose job it was to rule the seas. In Glen Rock, New Jersey, Richard E. Byrd School was dedicated in 1931. Interesting Facts about Virginia Explorer Richard E. Byrd, Fairfax County’s 16th Annual History Conference – Virtual Webinar, PRAISE YOUR MOTHER / AMA A LA MAMÁ – InLight 2020, The Virginia Watercolor Society’s 41st Annual Exhibition, Unknown No Longer: A Database of Virginia Slave Names, Reimagining Your Virginia Museum of History & Culture, Corporate and Foundation Partnerships and Sponsorships, Tax information and charitable accountability, Virginia Magazine of History and Biography. [3] This expedition is described by Byrd in his autobiography Alone.

As the plane was being repaired, Charles Lindbergh won the prize by completing his historic flight on May 21, 1927. He emphasized teamwork but alienated his associates and sometimes pushed the limits of individualism in the navy too far. Rights and reproductions. Byrd claimed that his expeditions had been the first to reach both the North Pole and the South Pole by air. Byrd was one of several aviators who attempted to win the Orteig Prize in 1927 for making the first nonstop flight between the United States and France. During this same age, many Americans were growing worried that what would be termed the "military-industrial" complex had become so inextricably linked to central power in Washington, D.C., that democracy itself was in peril.

1929. Memorials to Byrd can be found in two cities in New Zealand (Wellington and Dunedin). The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Navy Distinguished Service Medal to Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd Jr. (NSN: 0–7918), United States Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States as Commanding Officer of the U.S. Antarctic Service. Richard E. Byrd. Men who accomplish much-- especially by working in that liminal zone between the necessary repressions of military discipline and the boundless ambitions of personal achievement-- often become the target of criticism. He was the first to a attempt a flyover of the South Pole, and claimed he carried it out, although later there were some doubts. Remains: Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.