PEOPLE--UNITED STATES

Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, USN (Retired), (1888-1957)
Group and Miscellaneous Views, 1921 to 1927

This page features selected group and miscellaneous views concerning Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, and his activities, taken from 1921 to 1927.

For additional images related to Richard E. Byrd, see:

Photo #: NH 51573

Lieutenant Commander Richard E. Byrd, USN


Testing air raft alongside Lewis-Vought seaplane. Byrd commanded the Naval Air Detail of the McMillan Polar Expedition of April 1925.
Plane is VE-7-SF.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

Online Image: 82KB; 740 x 585 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 55249

Steamship Chantier


Arrives in New York Harbor, New York, with Lieutenant Commander Richard E. Byrd, USN, and the North Pole Expedition on board, 23 June 1926.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

Online Image: 55KB; 740 x 580 pixels

 
Photo #:NH 56285

Lieutenant Commander Richard E. Byrd, USN,
(left) and
Chief Aviation Pilot Floyd Bennett, USN,
(to Byrd's right in civilian clothes)

Disembark from SS Chantier after their trip to the North Pole, 23 June 1926.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

Online Image: 68KB; 740 x 585 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 56287

Lieutenant Commander Richard E. Byrd, USN,
and
Chief Aviation Pilot Floyd Bennett, USN

Richard E. Byrd, center, and Bennett, right, pictured on the day of their return to the United States after their historic expedition to the North Pole, 23 June 1926.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

Online Image: 37KB; 740 x 580 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 52782

Lieutenant Commander Richard E. Byrd, USN,
(center) and
Chief Aviation Pilot Floyd Bennett, USN (far left)

Pictured with Major General Charles P. Summerall, USA, and Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Theodore D. Robinson on the day of their return to the United States after their historic expedition to the North Pole, 23 June 1926.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

Online Image: 44KB; 740 x 595 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 57310

Lieutenant Commander Richard E. Byrd, USN,
(center)

Photographed with Major General Charles P. Summerall, USA, (left), and Assistant Secretary of the Navy Theodore D. Robinson (right) after Lieutenant Commander Byrd's return from the North Pole, 23 June 1926.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

Online Image: 58KB; 740 x 600 pixels

 

Photo #: NH 56284

Lieutenant Commander Richard E. Byrd, USN,
and
Chief Aviation Pilot Floyd Bennett, USN

Halftone newspaper article shows them at Miller Field, near New York City, New York for the Third Annual Air Meet of the Twenty-Seventh Air Service, circa 1926.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

Online Image: 68KB; 740 x 585 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 56286

Commander Richard E. Byrd, USN,
(left) and
Boatswain E. E. Rober, USN, (right)

Taking observation from an airplane to determine their position. The sextant Byrd is using in the picture is the one he used in his first Arctic Expedition. Undated photograph.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

Online Image: 33KB; 740 x 585 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 52780

Aviation gathering at the Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC


The following personnel circa 1927:
(left to right):
Mr. Edward P. Warner,
Assistant Secretary of the Navy
(Aviation);
Mr. W. T. McCracken,
Assistant Secretary of War (Aviation);
Lieutenant Commander Richard E. Byrd, USN;
Mr. Charles A. Lindberg;
Army Air Secretary Davidson; and
Third Assistant Postmaster W. Irving Glover

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

Online Image: 58KB; 740 x 515 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 41634

President Calvin Coolidge


Presents to the Medal of Honor to Commander Richard E. Byrd, USN, and Machinist Floyd Bennett, USN, on White House grounds, circa 1927. They were awarded the Medal of Honor for their flight to the North Pole on 9 May 1926.
Personnel left to right are:
Assistant Secretary of the Navy Theodore D. Robinson;
Secretary of the Navy Curtis Wilbur;
Commander Richard E. Byrd, USN;
President Calvin Coolidge;
Machinist Floyd Bennett, USN;
Admiral Edward W. Eberle, USN,
(Chief of Naval Operations);
Admiral William A. Moffett, USN,
(Chief of Bureau of Aeronautics)

Online Image: 112KB; 740 x 580 pixels

 

For additional images related to Richard E. Byrd, see:


For higher resolution images see: Obtaining Photographic Reproductions

To the best of our knowledge, the pictures referenced here are all in the Public Domain, and can therefore be freely downloaded and used for any purpose.



About Us | Privacy Policy | Webmaster | FOIA request | Navy.mil | This is a US Navy website