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Aviation legend Charles Lindbergh and his famous plane the Spirit of St Louis.

Charles Lindbergh survolant Paris avec son avion The Spirit of St Louis, 1927

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Charles Lindbergh and a cat

Charles Lindbergh (1902-1974) was an American pilot and the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.Lindbergh's solo transatlantic flight in 1927 made him one of America's early celebrity heroes. He received a New York ticker-tape parade, and newspapers breathlessly covered his every move. I chose this photo because it shows his success as a pilot.

August 26 – d. Charles Lindbergh, American aviator (Spirit of St. Louis) (b. 1902)

Born on February 4, 1902, in Detroit, Michigan, Charles Lindbergh completed the first solo transatlantic flight in his plane Spirit of St. Louis.

American aviator, engineer and Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Lindbergh (1902- 1974) poses with the 'Spirit of St Louis,' the plane he used to make the first non-stop solo flight across the Atlantic, May 1927.

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Lindberg Lands in Paris, 1927 - the first pilot to complete a non stop solo flight across the Atlantic to Paris, France.

Charles Lindbergh an American aviator, author, inventor, explorer, and social activist.Lindbergh emerged suddenly from virtual obscurity to instantaneous world fame as the result of his Orteig Prize-winning solo non-stop flight on May 20–21, 1927, made from Roosevelt Field[N 1] located in Garden City on New York's Long Island to Le Bourget Field in Paris, France.