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Admiral Byrd

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Definition of the noun admiral byrd

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  1. explorer and United States naval officer; led expeditions to explore Antarctica (1888-1957)


Who is Admiral Byrd?

Admiral Byrd a.k.a. Richard E. Byrd: Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, Jr., USN was an American naval officer who specialized in feats of exploration. He was a pioneering American aviator, polar explorer, and organizer of polar logistics. Aircraft flights, in which he served as a navigator and expedition leader, crossed the Atlantic Ocean, a segment of the Arctic Ocean, and a segment of the Antarctic Plateau. Byrd claimed that his expeditions had been the first to reach the North Pole and the South Pole by air. However, majority of polar experts are now of the opinion that Roald Amundsen has the first verifiable claim to each pole. Byrd was a recipient of the Medal of Honor, the highest honor for heroism given by the United States.

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Google previewConspiracy Encyclopedia (2006)

by Thom Burnett

Led by the famous polar explorer, Admiral Byrd, the expedition consisted of nearly 5,000 military personnel, numerous ships and an aircraft carrier. The military campaign was a disastrous defeat for the US navy as the Nazi aircraft easily fought ...

Google previewThe Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature (2005)

by Bernice E. Cullinan, Diane Goetz Person

Black Whiteness: Admiral Byrd Alone BURMAN B 11 R M A N in the Antarctic 131.

Google previewThe 21st Century Crossword Puzzle Dictionary (2009)

by Kevin McCann, Mark Diehl

3 USN position: 4 REAR WWII: 6 HALSEY ~ Zumwalt: 4 ELMO Admiral Byrd ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Broadway Musical (2015)

by William A. Everett, Paul R. Laird

Allen's material included a skit about an Admiral Byrd–like figure suggesting that the unemployed could be hired to shovel polar snow. The unnamed reviewer in the New York Times praised the revue for its “pleasant lightness, a sort of ...

Google previewThe Kingfisher Children's Illustrated Dictionary and Thesaurus (2003)

by George Marshall

Admiral Byrd led an expedition to the South Pole. expensive adjective Something that is expensive costs a lot of money. □ The opposite is cheap. experience experiences noun 1 An experience is something that has happened to you. What's ...

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