RICHARD E. BYRD SIGNED, "R. E. BYRD," FIRST DAY COVER, 6.5 X 3.5, POSTMARKED 10 JAN 1947, HONORING OPERATION HIGHJUMP ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION 1946 AND 1947. ALSO INCLUDED IS AN OFFICIAL PHOTO OF BYRD ON DESCRIPTION OF "AMERICAN HISTORY AS TOLD BY AIRMAIL COVERS...." TWO LIGHT STAINS OTHERWISE IN FINE CONDITION.
REAR ADMIRAL RICHARD E. BYRD (1888-1957) American naval officer who specialized in feats of
exploration. He was Antarctic and Arctic polar
explorer, aviator (first man to fly over both poles), and navigator. He
won the Congressional Medal of Honor, the highest honor for heroism given by
the United States, for his historic flight over the North Pole.
(SEE ALSO ITEM #10213 - ADM BYRD, LT COMMANDER GEORGE O NOVILLE , ROSCOE TURNER; SIGNED PHOTO AND OTHER BYRD ITEMS #10212 PLANE CRASH PHOTO, #10215, #10216)
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