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To: BGHater

There is an interesting book: “By the Seat of My Pants” by Dean C. Smith. He was a pilot on one of Admiral Richard Byrd’s Antarctic expeditions around 1929, when they were first to fly over the South Pole. According to Smith, Byrd was a pilot (naval aviator), but not a very good one. They didn’t get along. I had a friend who also knew Byrd up on the coast of Maine, where he was regarded as a sort of lovable eccentric. But he did a great deal to open up Antarctica to exploration.


5 posted on 12/15/2008 10:51:10 AM PST by 19th LA Inf
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To: 19th LA Inf
‘Admiral Richard Byrd’

Have the Mastodons ever been found that they saw?

7 posted on 12/15/2008 10:55:00 AM PST by BGHater (Obama is a Neocon.)
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To: 19th LA Inf

http://www.south-pole.com/p0000099.htm

Incredible what men have done under extreme circumstances.


9 posted on 12/15/2008 11:10:37 AM PST by Leg Olam (I have a dream that one day, chickens can cross roads without having their motives questioned)
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