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Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, USN (Retired), (1888-1957)
Miscellaneous Aircraft

This page features selected miscellaneous aircraft that Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd flew during his career.

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Photo #: NH 43443

Fokker BA-1 Airplane "Josephine Ford"


Halftone newspaper photograph shows her at Miller Field, New York, 1926. Lieutenant Commander Richard E. Byrd, USN, and Chief Aviation Pilot Floyd Bennett, USN, used this plane in their flight to the North Pole, 9 May 1926.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

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Photo #: NH 43444

Fokker BA-1 Airplane "Josephine Ford"


Halftone newspaper photograph shows her being unloaded from SS Chantier in New York Harbor, 1926, after returning from Spitzbergen. It had been flown over the North Pole by Lieutenant Commander Richard E. Byrd, USN, and Chief Aviation Pilot Floyd Bennett, USN, 9 May 1926.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

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Photo #:NH 44161

Fokker BA-1 Airplane "Josephine Ford"


Used by Lieutenant Commander Richard E. Byrd, USN, and Chief Aviation Pilot Floyd Bennett, USN, on their flight over the North Pole from Kings Bay, Spitzbergen on 9 May 1926.
BA-1 is presumed to indicate Byrd Arctic One.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

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Photo #: NH 100518

Ford "Tri-Motor" Transport (# NX-4542)


Parked at Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia, circa 1930. This plane served in Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd's 1928-30 Antarctic Expedition.

Collection of Vice Admiral Dixwell Ketcham.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

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Photo #: NH 100519

Fokker "Super Universal" Aircraft (# NC-4453)


Parked at Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia, circa 1930. This plane served in Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd's 1928-30 Antarctic Expedition.

Collection of Vice Admiral Dixwell Ketcham.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

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Photo #: 80-G-K-2343 (black and white only)

USS Concord (CL-10)

Hoists a Grumman J2F (wearing the nickname: "The Galloping Ghost") during flight operations at Hanga Roa, Easter Islands, in support of Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd's South Pacific Base Examination Cruise, 10 November 1943.
Color has been completely lost in this item. Original transparency has turned entirely monochromactic red.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Online Image: 77KB; 740 x 590 pixels

Reproductions may be available at National Archives.

 

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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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