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Richard E Byrd

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    • Richard E. Byrd By: Michael Maurtua
    • What did he do?
      • Byrd was one of the Navy’s famous polar explorers, aviators and Medal of Honor recipients in the history of the USN.
      • Byrd was a very brave man who still inspires many today.
    • Richard E. Byrd (1888-1957)
      • Born: October 25, 1888
      • Died: March 11, 1957
      • USN Rank: Rear Admiral
      • Awards: - Medal of Honor -Navy Cross -Navy Distinguished Service Medal -Distinguished Flying Cross -Legion of Merit
      Drawing of Byrd’s birthplace, Winchester, Virginia
    • Some Awards Medal of Honor Navy Cross
      • Navy
      • Distinguished Service
      • Medal
      • Distinguished
      • Flying Cross
       Legion of Merit
    • Medal of Honor
      • Most prestigious award in the military.
      • accomplished the act of testing a plane engine able to survive Antarctic conditions.
    • The Military
      • After all his schooling, Byrd served in WWI as a air commander in Nova Scotia.
      • He was promoted to Lieutenant Commander a little after the war.
    • Expeditions!
      • Richard Byrd made expeditions to Greenland, the North Pole, and the South Pole.
      The South Pole Greenland The North Pole
    • Trans-Atlantic Flight
      • Byrd planed to be first, but he was beat by Lindbergh while his ship was being repaired.
      • He still did it. Taking off from NY to France although he crashlanded with no casualties.
    • First Antarctic Expedition
      • Byrd was sent to explore Antarctica .
      • Byrd had to sail back home.
      • He became the first to fly into the Arctic .
    • The Polar Expedition
      • Byrd’s claim to fame.
      • Flew there with Mechanic, Floyd Bennet.
      • Started major controversies over who was first to reach the north pole.
    • Second Antarctic Exploration - 1934
      • His second exploration was not pleasant. Byrd spent five months with carbon monoxide poisoning from a old stove. He narrowly escaped.
      Byrd’s Autobiography
    • World War II
      • Byrd performed national defense during World War II as a consultant to high commanders.
    • Operation: Highjump
      • Byrd's most important mission. Much of the armed forces was used to explore the area where they found new mountain ranges.
      • However, the operation was brought to a close very fast
      One of the Navy’s ship for The operation.
    • Death
      • After commanding operation deep freeze, Byrd died on March 11, 1957 in his sleep in Boston.
      • He became known as a national hero.
      Bird Memorial
    • The End Hope you enjoyed the show!