Born on February 4, 1902, in Detroit, Michigan, Charles Lindbergh completed the first solo transatlantic flight in his plane Spirit of St. Louis.
Charles Lindbergh (1902-1974) was an American pilot and the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.Lindbergh's solo transatlantic flight in 1927 made him one of America's early celebrity heroes. He received a New York ticker-tape parade, and newspapers breathlessly covered his every move. I chose this photo because it shows his success as a pilot.
For his world first transatlantic flight, pilot Charles Lindberg took only four sandwiches for food.
Charles Lindbergh - first nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean 5/20-21/1927 ... from charleslindbergh.com
"Uncommon Friends: Life with Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, Alexis Carrel and Charles Lindbergh" by James Newton, Publisher: Mariner Books; 1st edition June 23, 1989
American aviator, engineer and Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Lindbergh (1902- 1974) poses with the 'Spirit of St Louis,' the plane he used to make the first non-stop solo flight across the Atlantic, May 1927.