Richard E. Byrd

P. V. H. Weems advised Richard E. Byrd on celestial navigation techniques. Byrd wanted Weems to volunteer as navigator on his 1933 Antarctic expedition, but he turned the offer down as he was occupied keeping his business afloat.

Caption:
Distance flier and polar explorer
Type: Photograph
Image Date: 1926
Credit: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Navigators & Inventors
 
Distance flier and polar explorer