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Carl O. Petersen

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Carl O. Petersen

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Carl O. Petersen was a Norwegian immigrant who joined Byrd’s expedition in 1928. Petersen was a wireless radio operator who also had expertise in skiing and dog sledding. This collection of documents includes several letters to Byrd. Petersen's information sheet, and letters describing Petersen and his involvement in the mission.

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University Libraries. Byrd Polar Research Center. History Teaching Institute.