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1928 Ford 4AT-B Tri-Motor Airplane, "Floyd Bennett," Flown Over the South Pole by Richard E. Byrd

1928

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The Ford Tri-Motor was the most popular airliner of the late 1920s and early 1930s. Its rugged dependability led Richard Byrd to choose a Tri-Motor for his attempt to be the first person to fly over the South Pole. On November 28-29, 1929 Byrd and a crew of three achieved that goal in this plane.

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  • Title: 1928 Ford 4AT-B Tri-Motor Airplane, "Floyd Bennett," Flown Over the South Pole by Richard E. Byrd
  • Date: 1929-11
  • Date Created: 1928
  • Location: Antarctica, South Pole
  • Subject Keywords: Byrd, Richard Evelyn, 1888-1957, Bennett, Floyd, 1890-1928, Byrd Antarctic Expedition, Aviation, Discovery & exploration, Expeditions & surveys, Firsts, Airplanes, Monoplanes, Aircraft
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: http://collections.thehenryford.org/Collection.aspx?objectKey=28759
  • Object Name: Airplane
  • Object ID: 00.240.3
  • Image ID: THF39668
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Edsel B. Ford.

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