Lieutenant Commander Richard Byrd's polar expedition making preparations at Spitsbergen, Norway.
Spitsbergen Norway Date:1926 Duration:2 min 18 sec Sound:NO SOUND
United States Navy Lieutenant Commander Richard Evelyn Byrd's 1926 arctic expedition. Cameraman sets up motion picture camera on tripod atop a floating ice floe. Expedition workers float the Fokker trimotor aircraft, named, "Josephine Ford," ashore. Only its nose engine and wing are installed. Later, after being fully assembled, the engines are started. Floyd Bennett and Richard Byrd, conversing, over the roar of the engines. Team members having a meal near the airplane.
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