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Charles A. Lindbergh scrapbook

Charles A. Lindbergh scrapbook, 1927-1932, 1967, 1974
Charles A. Lindbergh scrapbook
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1927-1932, 1967, 1974
Scrapbook, 1927-1932, containing clippings detailing Charles A. Lindbergh's (1902-1974) trans-Atlantic flight from New York to Paris, France, on 20-21 May 1927 and his reception in Washington D.C. and New York upon his return to the United States. Scrapbook also details his marriage to Anne Spencer Morrow (1906-2001) and the kidnapping of their son Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr. (1930-1932). Collection also includes two articles concerning Lindbergh's influence on aviation and also his obituary
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Charles Augustus Lindberg was born 4 February 1902 in Detroit, Michigan, to Charles August Lindbergh (1859-1924) and Evangeline Lodge Land Lindbergh (1876-1954). Lindbergh grew up in Washington D.C. and Little Falls, Minnesota. Lindbergh graduated from high school in Little Falls in 1918. Interested in aviation, Lindbergh left the University of Wisconsin in the middle of his sophomore year to focus on aviation. Lindbergh became a mail pilot as well as an officer in the Air Service Reserve Corps. Lindbergh made the first successful non-stop trans-atlantic crossing by plane 20-21 May 1927, from New York to Paris, winning the Orteig Prize. After his successful flight, he returned to a hero's welcome in the United States. Lindbergh married Anne Morrow 27 May 1929 at Englewood, New Jersey. Their first child, Charles A. Lindberg, Jr. was born in 1930, and was later kidnapped and killled in what was then called "the crime of the century." The Lindberghs had five other children. Lindbergh moved his family to Europe during the latter half of the 1930s, returning to America in 1939. Lindbergh damaged his reputation by making statements that seemed favorable to the Third Reich and supporting the America First movement. When the United States entered World War II, he sought a commission with the United States Army Air Force, but his request was declined. Lindbergh served as a civilian consultant in the Pacific Theater. After World War II, he served as a consultant for both private and military aviation programs. Reportedly Lindbergh also had seven children by three other women who lived in Europe. Lindbergh died 26 August 1974 in Maui, Hawaii.
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Charles A. Lindbergh scrapbook
  • The Library of Virginia
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Dickens, Charles E.
Type of unit
v. (5 leaves and 124 p.)

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