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Charles Lindbergh

Charles Lindbergh (1902 – 1974) was an American aviator, author, inventor, military officer, explorer, and social activist. At age 25, Lindbergh, a U.S. Air Mail pilot, made his  33 1⁄2 hours prize-winning solo nonstop flight from Long Island, New York, to Le Bourget Field in Paris, France. He flew the distance of nearly 3,600 miles (5,800 km) in a single-seat, single-engine, purpose-built Ryan monoplane, Spirit of St. Louis.
Lindbergh used his fame and the development of both commercial aviation and Air Mail services in the United States and the Americas. In March 1932, his infant son, Charles Jr., was kidnapped and murdered in what was dubbed the "Crime of the Century".
Lindbergh supported the isolationist America First movement, which advocated that America remain neutral during the war, as had his father, Congressman Charles August Lindbergh, during World War I. Nevertheless, Lindbergh publicly supported the war effort after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and flew 50 combat missions in the Pacific Theater of World War II as a civilian consultant. In his later years, Lindbergh became a prolific prize-winning author, international explorer, inventor, and environmentalist.
[Charles Lindbergh and airplane "Spirit of St. Louis"]
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Lindbergh with dislocated shoulder after his second parachute jump

Lindbergh standing with doctor (?) or, possibly, Orville Wright, at Lambert Field, St. Louis, Missouri; plane wreckage in background (June 1925?).

Weick, Lindbergh, and Hamilton

(June 1, 1927) Fred E. Weick, head of the Propeller Research Tunnel section, 1925-1929, in rear cockpit. Charles Lindbergh in front. Tom Hamilton is standing. ..Center: LARC .Image # : L-1990-03736

[Charles A. Lindbergh speaking on flag-draped podium, with Calvin Coolidge]

Military band and cage of homing pigeons about to be released in foreground; members of the military, photographers, and others in background.

The "Spirit of St. Louis", Col. Lindbergh's famous plane

Four sailors with the Spirit of Louis.

Lindbergh and Coolidge

Charles Lindbergh receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross from President Calvin Coolidge, June 11, 1927

Charles Lindbergh with the "Spirit of St. Louis": Jacksonville, Florida

Local call number: n027973..Title: [Charles Lindbergh with the "Spirit of St. Louis": Jacksonville, Florida]..Physical descrip: 1 photonegative: b&w; 4 x 5 in...Date captured: October 10, 1927. ..... more

Col. and Mrs. Lindbergh

Full-length, standing by plane.

After Lindbergh told story to Bronx grand jury / World-Telegram staff photo.

Charles A. Lindbergh is shown telling the grand jury his story of the payment of $50,000 ransom for his son. At the right is Colonel H. Norman Schwarzkopf, of the New Jersey State Police, who accompanied Colon... more

Anne and Charles Lindbergh on the witness stand / World-Telegram staff photo.

Charles A. Lindbergh is shown on the witness stand in the courtroom at Flemington as he told his dramatic story of the night of March 1, 1932.

NACA & Charles Lindbergh

Description: (May 23, 1934) Eight of the twelve members of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics attending the 9th Annual Aircraft Engineering Research Conference posed for this photograph at Langley ... more