“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

North Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Richard E. Byrd

1888 - 1957


— Winchester —

Richard E. Byrd Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 30, 2021
1. Richard E. Byrd Marker
Inscription.  Byrd, a Naval Academy graduate, pioneered early technology that became the foundation for modern polar exploration and investigation. He also pioneered the technique of nighttime landings of seaplanes on the ocean. On May 9th, 1926 Byrd reached the North Pole, feat that earned him the Medal of Honor. He then flew over the South Pole in November 1929. During World War II, Admiral Byrd was Chief of Naval Operations.
Erected 1999 by City of Virginia Beach.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceExplorationWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients, and the Virginia Legends Walk series lists.
Location. 36° 50.49′ N, 75° 58.428′ W. Marker is in North Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Atlantic Avenue south of 14th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1304 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach VA 23451, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of
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this marker. Meriwether Lewis (here, next to this marker); Chief Powhatan (here, next to this marker); George Mason (here, next to this marker); Pearl Bailey (here, next to this marker); Arthur Ashe (here, next to this marker); Claude V. Ricketts (here, next to this marker); Secretariat (here, next to this marker); James P. Lannon (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Virginia Beach.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2021, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 25 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on January 31, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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