U.S. Navy LCDR Richard Byrd is congratulated upon completion of historic airplane flight over the North Pole.
Spitsbergen Norway Date:1926, May Duration:1 min 36 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Crew members aboard the SS Chantier, look over the ship's side and seize an American flag from the hand of U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander, Richard Byrd, as he climbs aboard, dressed in his arctic parka. Next, Byrd and pilot Floyd Bennett, are seen surrounded by cheerful, congratulatory expedition members, as they stand on the deck. An illustrated scroll is seen listing America's polar heroes: Robert E. Peary and Richard E. Byrd, both of the U.S. Navy. Closeup of Richard Byrd. A message of congratulations to Commander Byrd, sent from the Presidential Yacht, USS Mayflower, dated May 9, 1926, and signed by President Calvin Coolidge.
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