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The High Peaks And Low Downs Of The Life Of The Great American Aviator, Author, Inventor, Army Officer, Explorer And Social Activist.Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! (Color, 1990, 58 Minutes.) #CharlesLindbergh #AviationPioneers #AviationInThePioneerEra #AviationFirsts #AviationRecords #SpiritOfStLouis #TransatlanticFlight #SoloTransatlanticFlight #LindberghKidnapping #LindberghBaby #AmericaFirst #Neutrality #NeutralityPact #Aviation #AviationHistory #HistoryOfAviation #HistoryOfFlight #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive
Charles Lindbergh, American aviation pioneer, pilot and explorer (February 4, 1902 - August 26, 1974) was born Charles Augustus Lindbergh in Detroit, Michigan. Nicknamed Slim, Lucky Lindy, and The Lone Eagle, was also an author, inventor, explorer, and environmental activist. At age 25 in 1927, he went from obscurity as a U.S. Air Mail pilot to instantaneous world fame by making his Orteig Prize-winning nonstop flight from Long Island, New York, to Paris. He covered the 33 1/2-hour, 3,600 statute miles (5,800 km) alone in a single-engine purpose-built Ryan monoplane, Spirit of St. Louis. This was the first solo transatlantic flight and the first non-stop flight between North America and mainland Europe. Lindbergh was an officer in the U.S. Army Air Corps Reserve, and he received the United States' highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor, for the feat. In March 1932, his infant son, Charles Jr., was kidnapped and murdered in what American media called the "Crime of the Century" and described by H. L. Mencken as "the biggest story since the resurrection". The case prompted the United States Congress to upgrade kidnapping from a state crime to a federal crime once the kidnapper had crossed state lines with his victim. By late 1935 the hysteria surrounding the case had driven the Lindbergh family into voluntary exile in Europe, from which they returned in 1939. Before the United States formally entered World War II, some people accused Lindbergh of being a fascist sympathizer. An advocate of non-interventionism he supported the antiwar America First Committee, which opposed American aid to Britain in its war against Germany, and resigned his commission in the United States Army Air Forces in 1941 after President Franklin Roosevelt publicly rebuked him for his views. Nevertheless, he publicly supported the U.S. war effort after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and flew fifty combat missions in the Pacific Theater of World War II as a civilian consultant, though Roosevelt refused to reinstate his Air Corps colonel's commission. Charles Lindbergh died in Kipahulu, Hawaii, U.S. of lymphoma on August 26, 1974, at age 72. He was buried on the grounds of the Palapala Ho'omau Church in Kipahulu, Maui. His epitaph, on a simple stone following the words "Charles A. Lindbergh Born Michigan 1902 Died Maui 1974", quotes Psalm 139:9: "... If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea ... C.A.L".