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BENNETT, FLOYD

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For distinguishing himself conspicuously by courage and intrepidity at the risk of his life as a member of the Byrd Arctic Expedition and thus contributing largely to the success of the first heavier-than-air flight to the North Pole and return.

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U.S. Navy Machinist (highest rank: Chief Aviation Machinist Mate)

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Interim 1926 Warrensburg, Warren County, New York

Citation

For distinguishing himself conspicuously by courage and intrepidity at the risk of his life as a member of the Byrd Arctic Expedition and thus contributing largely to the success of the first heavier-than-air flight to the North Pole and return.