Floyd Bennett (left) pioneer aviator piloted the explorer Richard E. Byrd (right) on the first successful flight over the North Pole on May 9, 1926. For this feat both Bennett and Byrd received the U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor. Floyd Bennett Airport in Brooklyn, N.Y., was named for him in 1931.
The Fokker tri-motor airplane used by Richard Byrd and Floyd Bennett
Richard Byrd (at left) and machinist Floyd Bennett (at right), receiving the
Medal of Honor from president Calvin Coolidge (center).