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NH 50611 Chief Aviation Pilot Floyd Bennett, USN

Photo #: NH 50611  Chief Aviation Pilot Floyd Bennett, USN
Description: 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.
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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."

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