Charles A. Lindbergh

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Charles A. Lindbergh

Charles A. Lindbergh

Charles A. Lindbergh was a famous person during the 1900s who, in 1927, became the first man to complete a soilo nonstop transatlantic flight. This 33-hour trip changed Lindbergh's life and the future of aircraft. Lindbergh beacame a hero throughout the nation.

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Charles A. Linbergh is born

After Lindbergh's flight he became very wealthy. He then began to fly to many different countries. While in Mexico, Lindbergh met a girl named Anne Spencer Morrow. He grew a liking towards her they they grew closer to each othe. Linbergh soon taught her how to fly a plane and they went on many expeditions together. Then on May 27, 1929 Anne and Lindbergh got married. Soon enough The Lindbergh couple had a child, Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr. They were very happy, but their happiness didnt last for long. In 1932 their twenty month year old child was kidnapped from their home. The crime quickly made headlines around the world. TThe Lindbergh's paid a 50,000 dollsr ransom, but sadly their son was found dead in the woods nearby. A carpenter named Bruno Hauptman was convicted of the crime and was executed in 1936. After the tragic death of their son, The Lindbergh couple moved to Europe to escape the constant media attention. They soon had five more children.


Lindbergh joins college


Lindbergh makes his transatlantic flight



Charles gets married

Lindbergh dies

Charles A. Lindbergh was a great man who made many accomplishments. He lived during the time of the Great Depression. The Great Depression was a time of great suffarge for many people in the United Sates. When the stock market crashed many people were left unemployed. They became poor and had to sell many of there things just to get food. Charles made many of his expeditions during The Great Depression, and he became famous throughout the world.

Charles A. Lindbergh was born on February 4, 1902 in Detriot, Michigan. Charles' father was Charles A. Lindbergh, Sr., a Minnasota congressmen. His mother was Evangeline Land and she was a teacher of science. Throughout Linbergh's childhood, he had always had an interest in mechanics.

In 1967 Charles had accepted a invitation from his friend to spend time on the Hawaiian island of Maui. To him Maui was a paradise, because there he had privacy. In late 1973, Charles fell ill. He had lost a lot of weight and could not stop coughing. He had cancer. Charles knew he would die soon, so he prepared fo that day. After nearly a month of confinement in a New York hospital Charles requested to be flown back to Maui. The doctors told him the journey might kill him, and Charles replied by saying," I would rather spend one day on Maui than 30 days in an hospital." Soon, on August 26, 1974 Charles A. Lindbergh died. Not long before the day of his death Charles had written,"....After my death, the molecules of my being will return to the earth and the sky. They came from the stars. I am of the stars."

In February of 1920, Charles enrolled himself in the University of Wisconsin as an egineering student. However, Charles was more interested in aviation rather than school. After two years in school Charles dropped out. He went on to become a barnstormer, or a pilot who performed daredevil stunts at fairs. Then in 1924 Linbergh enlisted himself in the United States Army so he could be trained as an Army Air Service Reserved pilot. In 1925 he graduated from army flight training.

On May 20, 1927 Lindbergh set of on a flight that would change his life forever. This flight was a thirty-three hour trip from New York to Paris. Lindbergh would make an attempt to be the first person to make a solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean. Linbergh flew a monoplane, a plane with one pair of wings, and he named it Spirit of St. Louis. During his flight, Lindbergh kept a pace of 100 miles per hour. He flew from New York along the coast of Newfoundland and over Ireland to reach his destination. After a long and dreary flight Lindbergh finally reached Paris on May 21, 1927. He was welcomed as a hero by thousands of people who had waited for his arrival.



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