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Charles Lindbergh

Charles Lindbergh flew solo nonstop flight from Long Island, New York, to Le Bourget Field in Paris, France in 1927Created by: PICRYLDated: 2016
[Charles Lindbergh and airplane "Spirit of St. Louis"]
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.
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[Charles Lindbergh with seven other men, including Bud Gurney(?), in front of biplane, Lambert-St. Louis Field, 1923]

[Charles Lindbergh with seven other men, including Bud Gurney(?), in f...

J299438 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by John M. Noble.

[Charles Lindbergh, wearing helmet with goggles up, in open cockpit of airplane at Lambert Field, St. Louis, Missouri]

[Charles Lindbergh, wearing helmet with goggles up, in open cockpit of...

J299439 U.S. Copyright Office Title devised by Library staff. Copyright by John M. Noble.

Lindbergh with dislocated shoulder after his second parachute jump

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?). J299441 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright by John M. Noble. Date ... more

[Charles A. Lindbergh shaking hands with Clarence Chamberlin, with Richard Byrd in center, and the Spirit of Louis behind them]

[Charles A. Lindbergh shaking hands with Clarence Chamberlin, with Ric...

J290369 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Pacific & Atlantic Photos, 1927 May 31.

Weick, Lindbergh, and Hamilton

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, with Spirit of St. Louis in background, May 31, 1927

Charles A. Lindbergh, with Spirit of St. Louis in background, May 31, ...

Copyright not renewed; checked by staff 12/00. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.

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

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

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

[Orville Wright, Major John F. Curry, and Colonel Charles Lindbergh, who came to pay Orville a personal call at Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio. June 22, 1927]

[Orville Wright, Major John F. Curry, and Colonel Charles Lindbergh, w...

Title from: Wilbur & Orville Wright, pictorial materials: a documentary guide / Arthur G. Renstrom. Washington: Library of Congress, 1982, p. 27. Attributed to Wilbur and/or Orville Wright. Reference copy in LO... more

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

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

Four sailors with the Spirit of Louis.

[Joseph Anthony Atchison, 1895- ; with his plaque commemorating Charles Lindbergh

[Joseph Anthony Atchison, 1895- ; with his plaque commemorating Charle...

Photo of the French album page, incl. the photo and the caption pasted underneath. Title and other information transcribed from unverified, old caption card data and item. National Photo Company Collection (Lib... more

[Orville Wright, Major John F. Curry, and Colonel Charles Lindbergh, who came to pay Orville a personal call at Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio, June 22, 1927]

[Orville Wright, Major John F. Curry, and Colonel Charles Lindbergh, w...

Title from: Wilbur & Orville Wright, pictorial materials: a documentary guide / Arthur G. Renstrom. Washington: Library of Congress, 1982, p. 27. Attributed to Wilbur and/or Orville Wright. Reference copy in LO... more

[Charles Lindbergh on podium on Washington Monument grounds during his Wash., D.C. reception; Army band in foreground]: Lindbergh speaking

[Charles Lindbergh on podium on Washington Monument grounds during his...

Title and other information transcribed from unverified, old caption card data and item. National Photo Company Collection (Library of Congress). Caption card tracings: Pres. I.; DC, Wash. Misc. 1927; BI; Geogr.; Shelf.

Photograph of Charles Lindbergh and The Spirit of St. Louis after Landing in Paris
[Charles Lindbergh, 1902-1974, three-quarter length portrait, standing, left profile, working on engine of "The Spirit of St. Louis"]

[Charles Lindbergh, 1902-1974, three-quarter length portrait, standing...

J213920 U.S. Copyright Office. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: PI; Shelf.

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

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

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. ..Repository: St... more

Col. Lindbergh acknowledging the nation's welcome, Washington, D.C.

Col. Lindbergh acknowledging the nation's welcome, Washington, D.C.

Lindbergh, with others on stand. J292284 U.S. Copyright Office. No. 29363. Copyright by Keystone View Company.

[Charles Lindbergh on podium on Washington Monument grounds during his Washington, D.C., reception - Army band in foreground]

[Charles Lindbergh on podium on Washington Monument grounds during his...

Pres. Coolidge introducing Lindbergh. Item in album: Washington, D.C., Jan. 1927 to Feb. 1930, v. 2, Herbert E. French, National Photo Company. National Photo Company Collection. Caption card tracings: Pres. I.... more

Lindbergh and Coolidge

Lindbergh and Coolidge

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

Col. Charles A. Lindbergh rode up lower Broadway in an open car next to Mayor James J. Walker, Grover Whalen is in front of the Mayor

Col. Charles A. Lindbergh rode up lower Broadway in an open car next t...

Title from item. United Press International telephoto. Forms part of: New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).

Col. Chas. Lindbergh and his mother photographed with the President and Mrs. Coolidge

Col. Chas. Lindbergh and his mother photographed with the President an...

National Photo Company Collection. In album: p. 36, no. 41568.

Col. and Mrs. Lindbergh

Col. and Mrs. Lindbergh

Full-length, standing by plane. Item in album: v. 3, no. 42849. National Photo Company Collection.

[Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Lindbergh standing in front of building in the Washington, D.C. area, with automobile in foreground]

[Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Lindbergh standing in front of building in th...

Photograph of a stereograph. National Photo Company Collection.

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

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

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.

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

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. NYWT&S staff photo. New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection.

NACA & Charles Lindbergh

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

This picture, made just before court opened today, shows how the room looks to Justice Thomas W. Trenchard.  Identified are: Charles A. Lindbergh (A), Colonel H. Norman Schwarzkopf (B), Edward J. Reilly (C) in friendly conversation with Attorney General David T. Wilentz (D), Egbert Rosecrans (E), Floyd Fisher (F) and Bruno Richard Hauptmann (G) / World-Telegram staff photo.

This picture, made just before court opened today, shows how the room ...

New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection. NYWT&S staff photo.

National Air Races, from 1928 through 1939

National Air Races, from 1928 through 1939

Cliff Henderson Collection image. Clifford "Cliff" Henderson (1896-1984) was one of the early organizers of the National Air Races, and managed the races from 1928 through 1939. Please tag these images so that... more

Goddard's Rocket as seen from the Launching Tower

Goddard's Rocket as seen from the Launching Tower

Col. Charles A. Lindbergh took this picture of Dr. Robert H. Goddard's rocket looking down the launching tower on September 23, 1935 in Roswell, New Mexico. In 1935 Goddard launched the A-series of tests on roc... more

National Air Races, from 1928 through 1939

National Air Races, from 1928 through 1939

Cliff Henderson Collection image. Clifford "Cliff" Henderson (1896-1984) was one of the early organizers of the National Air Races, and managed the races from 1928 through 1939. Please tag these images so that... more

National Air Races, from 1928 through 1939

National Air Races, from 1928 through 1939

Cliff Henderson Collection image. Clifford "Cliff" Henderson (1896-1984) was one of the early organizers of the National Air Races, and managed the races from 1928 through 1939. Please tag these images so that... more

Apollo 7 and 8 Crew in the White House

Apollo 7 and 8 Crew in the White House

(December 3, 1968) Apollo 7 and 8 flight crews sign a commemorative document to be hung in the Treaty Room of the White House honoring the occasion. Those signing are from left to right: Apollo 7 Astronauts: Wa... more

Charles Lindbergh's "Spirit of St Louis" airplane, hanging at the Smithsonian Institution's Air and Space Museum on the National Mall, Washington, D.C.

Charles Lindbergh's "Spirit of St Louis" airplane, hanging at the Smit...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more