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Charles Wilkes

Charles Wilkes  

(1798–1877),American naval explorer and Antarctic explorer of English parentage. After three years in the merchant marine, he joined the US Navy as a midshipman in 1818, studied under Ferdinand ...
Richard Evelyn Byrd

Richard Evelyn Byrd  

(1888–1957)US aviator and explorer who made the first flight over the South Pole and who later headed US expeditions to survey Antarctica.Byrd was commissioned as an ensign in the US navy in 1912 and ...

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