The Flying World

The hero of the week, Commander Richard Evelyn Byrd (see p. 10), did not keep the world waiting to hear what his plans were for the future. Before rumor could put him into the cinema or vaudeville circuits he announced in Paris that during the next eight years he would try to 1) take 50 men (including ten scientists), many dogs and sledges and two planes, to explore the unmapped South Polar region,* which may be largely free of snow in antarctic summer months; 2) to soar over the...

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