United States Navy Lieutenant Commander Richard Evelyn Byrd and aviator Floyd Bennett become the first to reach the North Pole by air. Byrd's streamer Chantler arrives at Kings Bay in Spitsbergen, Svalbard. Two ships in an ice clogged harbor. Lt. Commander Byrd is welcomed by his friendly rival Captain Roald Amundsen. Amundsen climbs from one ship to another and shakes hands with Byrd. Byrd and Amundsen walk around and look over Byrd's Fokker tri-motor aircraft 'Josephine Ford' which is equipped with skis and is parked in snow. Workmen push fuselage and wing section of the Fokker tri-motor across the snow. The airplane moves down a snow clad incline. The ski equipped Fokker tri-motor aircraft takes off from a snow covered field in Spitsbergen. The aircraft returns and lands on a snow covered field after a flight to the North Pole. A large hangar and snow covered mountains in the background. Capt. Amundsen congratulates Byrd and shakes hands with him. Many people, dressed in heavy clothing, shake hand with Lt. Commander Byrd.
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