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Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, USN (Retired), (1888-1957)
Group and Miscellaneous Views, 1946 to 1957

This page features selected group and miscellaneous views concerning Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, and his activities, taken from 1946 to 1957.

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Photo #: NH 105374

USS Philippine Sea
(CV-4)

Cruise Chart used during Operation High Jump, which was the U.S. Navy's Expedition to the Antarctic during 1946-1947 and was headed by Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, USN.

Collection of Mr. Gerald E. Foreman.


Online Image: 79KB; 475 x 765 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 101195

Operation High Jump


Personnel at an Antarctic Base, circa 1946-47.
Back Row:(left to right)
Dustin;
Cox;
Dr. Paul A. Siple;
Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, USN; and
Boyd
Kneeling: (left to right)
Morency;
Shirley;
Amory H. Waite:
Richardson; and
Wiener

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph
Online Image: 47KB; 740 x 590 pixels

 
Photo #: 80-G-613299

Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, USN


Smoking his twelve-year old pipe and tobacco at Little America, Antarctica, during Operation High Jump, 3 February 1947.
The pipe and tobacco, as well as the hut in which Rear Admiral Byrd is seated, were left over from his 1933-35 Antarctic Expedition.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives collection
Online Image: 70KB; 740 x 605 pixels

Reproductions may be available at National Archives.

 
Photo #: 80-G-613839

Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, USN


Aboard an R4D aircraft while on his 1947 flight over the South Pole as a part of Operation High Jump.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives collection
Online Image: 56KB; 575 x 765 pixels

Reproductions may be available at National Archives.

 
Photo #: 80-G-613845

Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, USN


Reading a dispatch received at the base at the Antarctic prior to departure for home, 22 February 1947.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives collection
Online Image: 42KB; 570 x 765 pixels

Reproductions may be available at National Archives.

 
Photo #: NH 105373

Secretary of the Navy James V. Forrestal,
(right), and
Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, USN (left)

Pictured on board USS Mount Olympus (ASC-8) at the Washington Navy Yard, Washington D.C. on 14 April 1947. Rear Admiral Byrd introduces a Rockhopper Penguin captured in the Antipodes to the Secretary.

Collection of Mr. Amory H. Waite.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph
Online Image: 58KB; 740 x 600 pixels

 

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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.



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