Richard E. Byrd was a naval aviator and
explorer of both the Arctic and Antarctica who became famous in 1926 as the first man
credited with flying to the North Pole. During World War I (1914–1918), he conducted
antisubmarine patrols in the North Atlantic and became a pioneer in navigating long
distances, both on water and in the air. Byrd's desire to test navigational equipment
in extreme climates took him to Greenland in 1925, and from there he pushed no. . .
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