: Admiral Byrd claimed to fly over the North Pole in 1926
It is claimed that later he verbally admitted that he failed to reach it and had to turn around, but couldn't afford to admit it. It is claimed that as he flew into darkness with gauges gone haywire, he was shocked at the terrain changes, and had to turn around.1947, February
: In a Radio Broadcast, Admiral Byrd said before his Pole flight from a base 400 miles from the Pole: "I'd like to see that land beyond the Pole. That area beyond the Pole is the center of the great unknown." After-flight radio commentaries were:
During his Arctic flight?
of 1,700 miles BEYOND the Pole he reported by radio that he saw below him, not ice and snow, but land areas consisting of mountains, forests, green vegetation, lakes and rivers, and in the underbrush saw a strange animal resembling "a mammoth...." and the air temperature outside the cockpit measured 74 degrees Farenheit...note: ( it has been said that the flight occured in the north pole during February... Strangely at that time there isn`t any sunlight since it is winter in the Arctic and perpetual darkness does not provide ideal conditions for a flight to the north pole?... Furthermore, At that time, the admiral Byrd was in the South Pole during the operation "High Jump"? That flight could not occur in February 1947 in the North pole, therefore either that flight occured in the South pole or in the North in another time or it is simply boggus...)1955, November
: Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, before departing to explore land beyond the South Pole stated: "This is the most important expedition in the history of the world."1956, January
: Admiral Byrd led another expedition to the Antarctic and there penetrated for 2,300 miles BEYOND the South Pole.A January 13, 1956 radio announcement said
: "On January 13, members of the United States expedition penetrated a land extent of 2,300 miles BEYOND the Pole. The Flight was made by Rear Admiral George Dufek of the United States Navy Air Unit."Another Radio announcement on January 13, 1956
: " Members of the United States expedition accomplished a flight of 2,700 miles from the base at McMurdo Sound, which is 400 miles west of the South Pole, and penetrated a land extent of 2,300 miles beyond the Pole." (Radio announcement, confirmed by press of February 5.)
In a Radio clip, Byrd said on March 13, 1956: "The present expedition has opened up a vast new land."
Flights made during 1947 and 1956 expeditions in Antarctica