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Charles Lindbergh

 

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Charles Lindbergh and the Rise of 1940s Nazi Sympathizers

 

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Charles Lindbergh: A Young, American Hero

 

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First Transatlantic flight Charles Lindbergh 1927

 

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Charles Lindbergh Documentary: The 1927 Flight of "Lucky Lindy"

Charles Augustus Lindbergh was an American aviator, military officer, author, inventor, and activist. At the age of 25 in 1927, he went from obscurity as a U.S. Air Mail pilot to instantaneous world fame by winning the Orteig Prize for making a nonstop flight from New York to Paris. Lindbergh covered the ​33 1⁄2-hour, 3,600-statute-mile (5,800 km) flight alone in a purpose-built, single-engine Ryan monoplane, the Spirit of St. Louis. Although not the first non-stop transatlantic flight, this was the first solo transatlantic flight, the first transatlantic flight between two major city hubs, and the longest transatlantic flight by almost 2,000 miles, thus it is widely known as a turning point in the trajectory of aviation history and advancement.
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