BENNET Floyd (Bennett Floyd)( American airman.)
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Biography BENNET Floyd (Bennett Floyd)
Born October 25 1890 near Uorrensberga (pc. New York). Studied in secondary school in Uorrensberge and school mechanics in Schenectady (pc. New York). In 1917 enlisted in the Navy VSHA, trained at the rate of the pilot and the mechanic in Pensacola (pc. Florida) and Hampton-Rhodes (pc. Virginia). In 1920-1925 he served on the ship 'Richmond', was invited by Admiral R. Baird to take part in an expedition to Greenland. May 9, 1926 Bennett and Byrd flew to the base at Spitsbergen to the North Pole and made the first successful flight at this point of the globe. Upon his return have been awarded the medal and the Congressional Gold Medal of the National Geographic Society. In 1925, Bennett flew over the territory of the USA over 12 875 km, to demonstrate the possibility of long-distance flights. April 16, 1927 seriously injured while testing the aircraft 'America', which met with Baird to make a transatlantic flight from New York to Paris. After recovery, Bennett and Byrd had planned to fly to the South Pole, but during the rescue of two German pilots, making a forced landing on an island in the Gulf Greenlee SW. Lawrence, after a transatlantic flight, Bennett pneumonia. Bennett died in Quebec (Canada) April 25, 1928.