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OT: Admiral T. Byrd? - 6/25/2012 1:25:12 AM   
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Was there such a person? As I searched for more information about Admiral T. Byrd, I could not find anything about the man. Was he a WW2 Admiral? Help me out guys, this is getting wierd.
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RE: OT: Admiral T. Byrd? - 6/25/2012 5:24:39 AM   
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The only Admiral Byrd to have served in the US Navy, did serve in WW2 as well, and was the explorer Richard Byrd, famous for Antarctic exploration. In WW2, he was recalled to active duty, conducted missions in the Pacific to survey islands for the building of airfields, and was on the USS Missouri when Japan signed surrender documents aboard her.

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RE: OT: Admiral T. Byrd? - 6/26/2012 2:53:13 AM   
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Well, here's what's weird. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2zBz2Nj0k0

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RE: OT: Admiral T. Byrd? - 6/26/2012 3:32:02 AM   
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Not that weird... magnetic equipment does not react in the same way at a magnetic pole as it would elsewhere. Even without the extreme of operation near the pole, pilots can attest to the fact that adjustments are necessary even in the medium latitudes. Also it is quite likely that there are indeed many unexplained things in our universe, and even on our planet.
Edit: as noted in the introduction to this video, this is the Admiral Byrd I was referring to, Admiral Richard Byrd.

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RE: OT: Admiral T. Byrd? - 6/26/2012 3:51:55 AM   
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Here is a reading from his diary. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZMu3gJfXIQ

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RE: OT: Admiral T. Byrd? - 6/26/2012 4:15:07 AM   
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With all due respect, there is no evidence that this "diary" came from Admiral Byrd. Most professionals, as well as his relatives, have said that it is not his words.
The story of the race there under the pole, is from nazi mythology however...I do not say this as someone necessarily attacking it, as my family served that nation, but merely to point out that there was some gain for some groups, in believing this..note even the race's name as "aryana"(aryan).
I do not discount anything, I believe anything COULD HAPPEN...but I do not believe this is the diary of the Admiral in question, in fact would stake quite a bit on that belief.

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