On May 9, 1926, Richard E. Byrd announced to the world that he and copilot Floyd Bennett were the first to fly an airplane over the North Pole. Documents published here for the first time provide new insights into this most controversial accomplishment of Byrd's career. Some journalists at the time questioned whether Byrd's airplane, the Josephine Ford could have reached the North Pole and returned in less than sixteen hours. More questions arose after Byrd's death in 1957. A Swedish meteorologist concluded that the ...

To the Pole: The Diary and Notebook of Richard E. Byr 1998, Ohio State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780814208007