Lindbergh short bio

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Lindbergh short bio - meeting with her son take LINDBERGH'S LIFE ' '...
meeting with her son take LINDBERGH'S LIFE ' ' By BONITA WITT ' (Staff Writer for Central Press and Asbury. Park Press) Summary of the life of Charles A, Lindbergh baaed on facts told the writer by Lindbergh's mother, Mrs. Evangeline L. Lindbergh: Charles A. Lindbergh was horn nen a small cimu nu muvcu tu ajiiiiu x-uiin, x-uiin, x-uiin, ininucuuiu, tiukiw uw passed much of his boyhood. From 1907-1917, 1907-1917, 1907-1917, when his father, Charles A. Lindbergh, was representative representative in congress from Minnesota, Charles lived in Washington when congress was in session. i , . It was in Washington, in 1310, that young Lindbergh saw his first airplane. , , , He attended school in "Washington and Little Falls and also in Detroit, Michigan. , ; During the war years, when Charles was too young to enlist in the army or to enter college, he "worked" his father's farm at Little Falls, making it pay dividends for the first time. He enrolled in the University of Wisconsin in 1921, takin? a mechanical mechanical engineering course. Deciding to become an aviator, Lindbergh left the university after his third semester (one and a half years), going to Lincoln, Nebraska, Where he received his first flying lessons, " ' As soon as he was able to pilot a plane Lindbergh began to make "gypsy" or "barnstorming" tours, giving exhibitions of stunt flying, wing walking and parachute Jumping, On March 12, 1924, he enrolled as a flying cadet at Brooks-Kelly Brooks-Kelly Brooks-Kelly government flying school at San Antonio, Texas. , Graduated from Brooks-Kelly Brooks-Kelly Brooks-Kelly on March 16, ' 1925, he went to work for the Mllo-Hl Mllo-Hl Mllo-Hl Aircraft company, at Denver, Colorado. A short time later he became chief pilot for the Kobertson Aircraft Development corporation ot Bt. Louis. He is still under contract to them, having been given leave of absence to make the New l'ork-Parls l'ork-Parls l'ork-Parls flight. ; , ., While flying the airmail Lindbergh became a captain in the Missouri Missouri National Guard. Early in 1926, Lindbergh first began to take an interest in long distance flights. , Deciding to compete for the $25,000 Orteig prize for tho first non-Btop non-Btop non-Btop New York-Paris York-Paris York-Paris flight, ho secured tho financial backing of a group of young St. Louis business men. While in Now York to select a plane for the flight Lindbeigli bo-came bo-came bo-came interested in the performance ot a Ryan monoplane. Going to San Diego, California, ho enlisted the enthusiasm o B. F. Mahoney,. youthful president of the Ityan company. Remaining in San Diego, Lindbergh supervised every detail in the construction of tho plane. When it was completed Captain Lindbergh flew the monoplane to St. Louis, where it was christened the "Spirit of St. Louis," then flew to New York, making the trans-continental trans-continental trans-continental trip in record-breaking record-breaking record-breaking actual flying time. ; Taking oft from Roosevelt Field, New York, on the morning ef May 20, he arrived in Paris 33 hours and 29 minutes later. ' Received by tho ruling heads of France, Belgium and England, with probably the greatest acclaim ever accorded an individual,' tie was given the highest honors possible. , President Coolidge crowned the glories of other nations by inviting inviting him to Journey to Washington on the speedy cruiser "Moinphlt," to receive the honora of his own nation. Following which come mighty celebrations In New York and ft. Louie, which in addition to Washington, were prepared to ta host to , the young man who "achieved the impossible." business. -' ',r"f- ',r"f- :. in uetroit, Micnigan, in muz,

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  1. Asbury Park Press,
  2. 11 Jun 1927, Sat,
  3. Page 5

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