Lindbergh Day, Springfield, Vt, July 26, 1927
Real Photo Postcard - unused
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Charles Augustus Lindbergh (February 4, 1902 – August 26, 1974) was an American aviator, author, inventor, explorer, and social activist.
Lindbergh, a 25-year-old U.S. Air Mail pilot, emerged from virtual obscurity to world fame as the result of his Prize-winning solo non-stop flight on May 20–21, 1927, from New York's Long Island to Paris, France, a distance of nearly 3,600 miles (5,800 km), in the single-seat, single-engine airplane, The Spirit of St. Louis.
Lindbergh, a U.S. Army reserve officer, was also awarded the nation's highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his historic exploit.