Charles Lindbergh

"The Lone Eagle"

Life of Charles

Charles was born on February 4, 1902 in Detroit, Michigan. Early on Lindbergh exhibited an interest in the mechanics of motorized transport, and later went to college for mechanical engineering, but later dropped out and entered flight school and flew for the first time on April 9, 1922. In 1924, Lindbergh enlisted in the United States Army so that he could be trained as an Army Air Service Reserve pilot. Charles was paid $25,000 to fly from New York to Paris nonstop. Also was awarded the Medal of Honor soon after this flight.

Charles' plane, "Spirit of St. Louis"
1920s newspaper with Charles being awarded the Medal of Honor

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