Byrd Richard Evelyn

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Richard Byrd

Byrd

 (bûrd), Richard Evelyn 1888-1957.
American naval officer and explorer. He became famous in 1926 for his claim (now discredited) of having flown over the North Pole. In the first of his several Antarctic expeditions, he became the first person to fly over the South Pole (1929) and established a base for scientific discovery at Little America.

Byrd

(bûrd), Richard Evelyn 1888-1957.
American naval officer and explorer who established a base for scientific discovery in Antarctica.