November 29 1929 – Richard Byrd Becomes the First Person to Fly Over the South Pole

November 29 1929 – Richard Byrd Becomes the First Person to Fly Over the South PoleRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons Just over a year after arriving in Antarctica, Admiral Richard Byrd made one of the most difficult journeys of his life — and fulfilled a major personal goal — by flying over the South Pole on November 29, 1929. Three years after a dubious attempt to clear the North Pole, he managed to secure his legacy as a daring aviator. Byrd first gained experience at the controls of an aircraft during World War I, serving in the United States Navy. When peacetime arrived, he continued his career with […]