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    Richard Byrd Signed Letter With Scientific Content Byrd joined the navy's aviation service in 1917, five years after graduating from Annapolis. On May 9, 1926, he made the first flight over the North Pole, flying the round trip from Spitsbergen, receiving the Congressional Medal of Honor for the feat. During the Antarctic expedition of 1928-30 he established the Little America base and made the first flight over the South Pole on November 28, 1929. Here is a desirable autograph letter signed, "Dick Byrd," four pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5" x 7", no date. Letter full of scientific content. In part, "It is great of you to hold such a generous attitude towards my poor effort to further progress. My own brothers could not hold a more sympathetic understanding of my exploits. I am working day and night right now on scientific things." Text very lightly shows through from back of pages, else fine condition. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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