Charles Lindbergh

Roaring Twenties


Charles Augustus Lindbergh was born on Feb. 4, 1902, in Detroit. His dad was Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Sr., a lawyer, and his wife, Evangeline Lodge Land. Lindbergh's father was a U.S. congressman in Minnesota from 1907 to 1917.When Charles was 18 years, he entered the University of Wisconsin and studied engineering. but, Lindbergh was more interested in the field of aviation than he was in his school. After two years, he left school to become a barnstormer, a pilot who performed daredevil stunts at fairs.Lindbergh enlisted in the United States Army in 1924, so he could be trained as an Army Air Service Reserve pilot. He graduated from the Army's flight-training school at Brooks and Kelly fields, at the top of his class in 1925. After Lindbergh was done with his Army training, the Robertson Aircraft Corporation of St. Louis hired him to be the postman in the sky fly and fly the mail from St. Louis to Chicago and reversed. He gained a reputation as a good pilot. In 1927, Lindbergh published We, a book about his transatlantic flight. The title referred to Lindbergh and his plane. While Lindbergh was in Mexico he met Anne Spencer morrow. Lindbergh married Anne Morrow in 1929. Anne Morrow Lindbergh was also famous for her poetry. In 1932 Lindbergh's 20 month old son was kidnapped about 10 weeks after that his body was found and Bruno Richard Hauptmann was charged and executed for the murder. Lindbergh died of cancer on August 26 1974.


The Impact that Charles Lindbergh was that he let people know that people could do anything that they really wanted to do. He made people start to work on new models of the plane and helped the progression of the plane. Also he invented new techniques of flying.
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