Something big is going to happen in Antarctica!
The concerns expressed in the message are really challenging.
Little other information was released to the media about the mission, although most journalists were suspicious of its true purpose given the huge amount of military hardware involved.
Admiral Byrd, was a strategic choice as he was a national hero to the Americans. He had pioneered the technology that would be a foundation for modern polar exploration and investigation, had been repeatedly decorated and had undertaken many expeditions to Antarctica and was also the first man to fly over both poles.