Charles Lindbergh Jaden Collins

Charles Augustus Lindbergh - Born February 4, 1902. Died August 26, 1974, age (72). His Early influences were, two United States Army pilots had made a nonstop flight in 1923, Richard Byrd had flown over the North Pole in 1926. Education- he went to the University of Wisconsin. Occupation- Inventor, Pilot, Writer.

Accomplishments/Significance- Charles Lindbergh completed the first solo transatlantic flight in his plane "Spirit of St. Louis"

Lasting impact on History- In 1932 his 20-month-old son was kidnapped. Sadly their son's dead body was found in the nearby woods weeks later. The events made world news and added to Lindbergh's fame.

Charles Lindbergh became famous for making the first solo transatlantic airplane flight in 1927. Before he started flying he was raised on a farm in Minnesota and the son of a lawyer and a congressman.

He performed a flight on his monoplane, being the first nonstop flight from New York to Paris in 1927. After the kidnap of his son he moved to Europe 1930 and became apart of the German aviation developments.

He objected American involvement in World War 2. He also flew 50 combat missions. He was appointed a reserve brigadier general by president Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1954. He assisted in selecting sites for airbases overseas, until turning to environmental causes late in his life.

"I realized that If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes"

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