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Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, USN (Retired), (1888-1957)
Group and Miscellaneous Views, 1928 to 1945

This page features selected group and miscellaneous views concerning Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, and his activities, taken from 1928 to 1945.

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Photo #: NH 68842

Commander Richard E. Byrd, USN


Arrives on the dock at San Pedro, California, accompanied by his dog "Igloo". He would soon board a ship that will take him to the scene of the beginning of his first Antarctic Expedition, 11 October 1928.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph
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Photo #: NH 41633

President Herbert Clark Hoover


Presents a medal to Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, USN, at the White House.
Present: (left to right)
Secretary of State Henry L. Stimson;
Captain Charles R. Train, USN,
(Behind Rear Admiral Byrd); and
Assistant Secretary of the Navy Ernest L. Jahncke

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph
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Photo #: NH 49066

President Herbert Clark Hoover


Greeting with members of the Byrd Expedition on the White House grounds, 20 June 1930.
Presented a medal is Chief Petty Officer Charles Lofgrin, USN,
(Rear Admiral Byrd's Yeoman).
Identified personnel:
(left to right)
Secretary of State, Henry L. Stimson
(left of President Hoover); and
Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, USN,
(right of President Hoover)

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph
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Photo #: NH 49067

President Herbert Clark Hoover


Greeting with members of the Byrd Expedition on the White House grounds, 20 June 1930.
Identified personnel: (left to right)
Secretary of State, Henry L. Stimson
(left of President Hoover);
Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, USN,
(right of President Hoover); and
Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Ernest L. Jahncke
(right of Rear Admiral Byrd)

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph
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Photo #: NH 105372

Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, USN


Eating in his shack at Little America, Antarctica, circa late October 1934. He was rescued earlier that month from his advance base, where he had been in isolation for a little bit longer than two months. This picture was taken before he had his hair cut.

Collection of Mr. Amory H. Waite.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph
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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
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Photo #: NH 57393

Honorable Claude Swanson
,
Secretary of the Navy, (sitting) and
Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, USN,
(standing to the left)

Secretary Swanson presents the Medal of the Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition to Rear Admiral Byrd on 15 October 1937. Looking on from left to right are:
Admiral William D. Leahy, USN,
Chief of Naval Operations;
Mr. William C. Haines, Meteorologist;
Dr. Alton A. Lindsey; and
Rear Admiral Adolphus Andrews,
Chief of the Bureau of Navigation

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph
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Photo #: NH 56894

Honorable Ernest L. Jahncke
, (left),
Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and
Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, USN, (right)

In Mr. Jahncke's Office in the Navy Department Building, Washington, D.C., January 1942.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph
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