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100 Years Lindbergh - Triumph and Tragedy

Vor 100 Jahren wurde Charles Augustus Lindbergh geboren.

Lindbergh, Charles Augustus (4 Feb Detroit [Michigan] 1902 - Maui 1974), an American aviator, made the first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean on May 20-21, 1927. Other pilots had crossed the Atlantic before him. But Lindbergh was the first person to do it alone nonstop.

On May 20, Lindbergh took off in the Spirit of St. Louis from Roosevelt Field (Long Island) near New York City, at 7:52 A.M. He landed at Le Bourget Field, near Paris, on May 21 at 10:21 P.M. Paris time (5:21 P.M. New York time). Thousands of cheering people had gathered to meet him. He had flown more than 3,600 miles (5,790 kilometers) in 33 1/2 hours.

In welchem Umfeld er aufwuchs, wie er in Paris empfangen wurde, warum er von Hermann Göring das Verdienstkreuz entgegennahm, welche Rolle er um Pearl Harbour spielte, wie er im Alter sich für den Schutz der Natur einsetzte, ..., ist auf "seiner" Website nachzulesen:

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