|Birth Day||October 25, 1888|
|Birth Place||Winchester, VA|
|Age||131 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||Mar 11, 1957 (age 68)|
Polar Explorer who took part in six of America's twelve expeditions to the Antarctic.
He learned to fly while serving in WWI, and became a skilled pilot.
He was the first to a attempt a flyover of the South Pole, and claimed he carried it out, although later there were some doubts.
He was a part of the first Americans expedition to reach the South Pole since Charles Wilkes, who landed a century earlier.