× Byrd next aided the American aviator Charles A. Lindbergh with navigational training and the use of the specially extended runway for Lindbergh’s transatlantic solo flight in May 1927. If a new volunteer signs up in your requested photo location, they may see your existing request and take the photo. His polar career began in 1924 when he had command of a small naval aviation detachment with Commander D.B. amerikai sarkkutató, pilóta, haditengerész. On November 29, 1929, Byrd, as navigator, and three companions made the first flight over the South Pole, flying from Little America to the Pole and back in 19 hours with no mishap. Please complete the captcha to let us know you are a real person. Try again later. Buckle your seatbelt, prepare for takeoff, and test your knowledge of the history of flight. You need a Find a Grave account to add things to this site. His body was found in a warehouse in Baltimore, Maryland. (If this is true, then credit for the first flight over the North Pole actually belongs to Roald Amundsen of Norway, Lincoln Ellsworth of the United States, and Umberto Nobile of Italy, who made a well-documented flight over the Pole in a dirigible three days after Byrd’s flight.). Remove advertising from a memorial by sponsoring it for just $5. A fost un pionier al aviației americane, explorator polar și organizator de logistică pentru expediții polare. This flower has been reported and will not be visible while under review. He died on or about October 3, 1988, at the age of 68. Your password must be at least 8 characters, Please check the I'm not a robot checkbox, If you want to be a Photo Volunteer you must enter a ZIP Code or select your location on the map. After World War II Byrd was placed in charge of the U.S. Navy’s Operation High Jump.  By signing up for this email, you are agreeing to news, offers, and information from Encyclopaedia Britannica. North Pole Richard Evelyn Byrd III Marie Byrd Land Medal of Honor Edsel Ford. For memorials with more than one photo, additional photos will appear here or on the photos tab. Thanks for using Find a Grave, if you have any feedback we would love to hear from you. Please contact Find a Grave at email@example.com if you need help resetting your password. GREAT NEWS! Scientific staff member, Discovery Committee, 1929–39. Your Scrapbook is currently empty. Our latest podcast episode features popular TED speaker Mara Mintzer. After the war he developed navigational methods and equipment for NC flying boats, one of which made the navy’s first transatlantic airplane flight in 1919. We have set your language to The cause of his death was dehydration and malnutrition which resulted from Alzheimer's disease. Try again later. Photos larger than 8Mb will be reduced. We have a volunteer within ten miles of your requested photo location. We do not have any photo volunteers within fifty miles of your requested photo location.