Photographed in April 1925. Bennett served as co-pilot for Lieutenant Commander Richard E. Byrd's Arctic Expedition and was awarded the Medal of Honor, with Byrd, for their flight over the North Pole, 9 May 1926. Note the Aviation Pilot rating badge. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Medal of Honor citation of Machinist Floyd Bennett, USN (as printed in the official publication "Medal of Honor, 1861-1949, The Navy", page 129):
"For distinguishing himself conspicuously by courage and intrepidity at the risk of his life as a member of the Byrd Arctic Expedition and thus contributing largely to the success of the first heavier-than-air flight to North Pole and return."