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Charles Lindbergh


Famous aviator and inventor who made the initial single airplane flight over the Atlantic in 1927. The historical flight started in Long Isle and finished in Paris. He graduated from Cass Techie SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL in 1918. He received the Medal of Honor, America’s highest armed forces accolade, for his air travel over the Atlantic Sea. He previously six children along with his wife, Anne Morrow Lindbergh. His kid was kidnapped and murdered in that which was regarded the crime from the hundred years. He was Period magazine’s initial Person of the entire year. Mahatma Gandhi gained the same honor 3 years later.

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Full Name Charles Lindbergh
Date Of Birth February 4, 1902
Died August 26, 1974, Kipahulu, Hawaii
Place Of Birth Detroit, MI
Height 1.91 m
Profession Pilot
Education Little Falls High School, Redondo Union High School, Sidwell Friends School, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Nationality American
Spouse Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Children Jon Lindbergh, Reeve Lindbergh, Dyrk Hesshaimer, Scott Lindbergh, Land Morrow Lindbergh, Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr, Anne Lindbergh, Astrid Hesshaimer Bouteuil, David Hesshaimer, Christoph Hesshaimer, Vago Hesshaimer
Parents Charles August Lindbergh, Evangeline Lodge Lindbergh
Siblings Eva Lindbergh Christie Spaeth, Lillian Lindbergh Roberts
Awards Orteig Prize, Medal of Honor, Distinguished Flying Cross, Congressional Gold Medal, Hubbard Medal, Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography, Daniel Guggenheim Medal, Silver Buffalo Award, Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy, Air Force Cross
Movies Charles A. Lindbergh: Hero of the Air
Star Sign Aquarius

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1 When Lindbergh landed in France after his historic flight, one of the first reporters to reach him was William Shirer.
2 Prior to Pearl Harbor, Lindbergh outraged the American public by advocating America's entry into World War II on the side of Nazi Germany.
3 During his 1938 visit to Germany, Reich Air Marshall Hermann Goering took Lindbergh and several other passengers on a flight aboard a new passenger plane. While airborne, Goering turned the controls over to Lindbergh, who was quite flattered.
4 In 1927, just prior to his historic flight, Lindbergh was nearly grounded by William P. MacCracken, Jr., a government aeronautics official. Lindbergh had been engaging in barnstorming and daredevil flights in government planes, and had actually wrecked several of them. Only after Lindbergh's supervisor promised to restrain his behavior did MacCracken relent and allow Lindbergh to make his historic flight.
5 His record-setting flight over the Atlantic Ocean failed to make the cover of Time Magazine in 1927. Later that year, seeking to fill in a slow news week and make up for missing the story earlier, the editors of Time created their "Man of the Year" honorific, devoting an entire issue to how influential the flight was, and making Lindy himself the first person ever to receive that title.
6 Had three children with German hat maker Brigitte Hesshaimer: Dirk (born 1958), Astrid (born 1960) and David (born 1967). They managed to keep the affair secret, until Astrid disclosed it in 2003, two years after both Ms Hesshaimer and Mrs Lindbergh had died. DNA tests have confirmed the truth of these assertions.
7 October 1938: In one of many visits to Nazi Germany, Lindbergh received the Service Cross of the German Eagle (Verdienstkreuz der Deutscher Adler). This is the second highest award the Reich could bestow on a foreigner (only Henry Ford, another admirer of Nazi Germany, was awarded a higher-ranking medal).
8 5/4/28: Awarded a Congressional Gold Medal (45 Stat. 490).
9 1976: Pictured on a commemorative 50¢ postage label issued by the (now defunct) Independent Postal System of America.
10 During World War II, Lindbergh rose to the rank of Brigadier General in the U.S. Army Air Corps and in 1948, when the AAC separated from the army to become the US Air Force, he went along and kept that same rank. During WWII Lindbergh specifically requested Pacific Theather assignments only, since he had been a strong and vocal supporter and admirer of Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany in the 1930s.
11 5/28/98: Pictured on one of 15 32¢ US commemorative postage stamps in the "Celebrate the Century" series, celebrating the 1920s.
12 Related to Swedish actor Thomaz Ransmyr.
13 Eldest son Charles Lindbergh Jr. is the famous "Lindbergh baby". He was kidnapped and murdered in 1932. German immigrant Bruno Richard Hauptmann was tried, convicted and executed for the crime. This story inspired British author Agatha Christie for a murder mystery novel brought to the screen as Murder on the Orient Express (1974). Other deceased family members include daughter Anne Spencer Lindbergh (d. 1993) and wife Anne Morrow Lindbergh (d. 2001).
14 1927: He became the first pilot to fly an airplane across the Atlantic Ocean from New York to Paris. The race to cross the Atlantic had been attempted by the best pilots of the time, most of whom had made names for themselves during World War I. One of them was Richard E. Byrd Jr. (who was later the first man to fly over the South Pole). With that competition, Lindbergh was seen as an outsider, and he had problems getting financial backing and a plane. He finally got money from a small company in St. Louis, MO, which named his plane "The Spirit of St. Louis" for the publicity. What separated Lindbergh from his competition was that he was the only pilot in the running who was going to fly a single-engine plane and the only pilot who was willing to fly alone. One of the chief reasons for his success was that most of his competition has either crashed or had mechanical or financial problems.
15 Children, with Anne Morrow Lindbergh: Charles Lindbergh Jr. (b. 1931), Jon Lindbergh (b. 1932), Land (b. 1937), Anne (b. 1940), Scott (b. 1942) and Reeve Lindbergh (b. 1945).
16 1928: Named Time Magazine's "Man of the Year".
17 A life-long abstainer from tobacco and alcohol.
18 1954: Named a brigadier general in the United States Air Force Reserves for his long-term service to the U.S. government.
19 From the mid-1950s he was a consultant and director of Pan-American Airways.
20 Born at 2:30am-CST



The Spirit of St. Louis 1957 book



Charles A. Lindbergh 1927 Short writer: speech



Biography 1961 TV Series documentary Himself
Verdensberømtheder i København 1939 Short Himself (as Charles Lindbergh)
Lindbergh em Portugal 1933 Documentary Himself
Charles Lindbergh Suomessa 1933 Documentary short Himself
Lindbergh's Take-off and Reception in Washington 1929 Documentary short Himself
40,000 Miles with Lindbergh 1928 Documentary Himself
Charles A. Lindbergh 1927 Short Himself

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Conspiracy 2015 TV Series documentary Himself - Aviator
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
American Experience 1990-2013 TV Series documentary Himself
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel 2011 Documentary Himself
Fly First & Fight Afterward: The Life of Col. Clarence D. Chamberlin 2011 Documentary Himself
Life After People 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
MysteryQuest 2009 TV Series documentary Himself - Pilot
Apocalypse - La 2ème guerre mondiale 2009 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Crime Wave: 18 Months of Mayhem 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Forensic Files 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Zeitgeist 2007 Video documentary Himself
Broadway: The American Musical 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Great Atlantic Air Race 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Along Came a Spider 2001 Himself (uncredited)
American Justice Set 2000 Video documentary Himself
Cubby Broccoli: The Man Behind Bond 2000 TV Short documentary Himself
Biography 1996-2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Tora Tora Tora: The Real Story of Pearl Harbor 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Century: America's Time 1999 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The 20th Century: A Moving Visual History 1999 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Århundredets vidner 1998 TV Series documentary Himself - Pilot
Secrets of World War II 1998 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The Aviators 1998 TV Series Himself
Cronkite Remembers 1997 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself (uncredited)
Great Mysteries and Myths of the Twentieth Century 1996 TV Series documentary Himself (Episode: Lindbergh Kidnapping, The)
The Roaring Twenties 1996 Video documentary short Himself - in Paris with Politicians (uncredited)
Star Trek: A Captain's Log 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Road to War 1989 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Reaching for the Skies 1988 TV Series Himself
Zelig 1983 Himself (uncredited)
Hollywood 1980 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
All This and World War II 1976 Documentary Himself (as Charles Lindbergh)
Moi, Tintin 1976 Documentary Himself (as Charles Lindbergh)
The World at War 1973 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Age of Ballyhoo 1973 Video documentary Himself
2001: A Space Odyssey - A Look Behind the Future 1966 Documentary short Himself
Hollywood My Home Town 1965 Documentary Himself
Project XX 1956-1959 TV Series documentary Himself - Pilot
Le tour de France par deux enfants 1958 TV Series Himself
I Never Forget a Face 1956 Short documentary Himself (as Lucky Lindy)
The Ford 50th Anniversary Show 1953 TV Movie Himself
Näin syntyi nykypäivä... 1900-1950 1951 Documentary Himself
Fifty Years Before Your Eyes 1950 Documentary Himself
The Golden Twenties 1950 Documentary Himself
War Comes to America 1945 Documentary Himself
Look to Lockheed for Leadership 1940 Documentary short Himself
On Dress Parade 1939 Himself (uncredited)
The Conquest of the Air 1936 Himself (uncredited)
The Cameraman 1928 Himself (uncredited)

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1 [Lindbergh, an isolationist, replying to a question about the US accommodating Adolf Hitler rather than standing up to him] {it} could maintain peace and civilization throughout the world as far into the future as we can see.
2 [in a letter to Apollo 11 Commander Michael Collins] The ground shook and my chest was beating as though bombs were falling nearby. It seemed impossible for life to exist while carrying that fire. What a fantastic experience it must have been-the first man alone looking down on another celestial body, like a god of space!

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