Charles Lindbergh (1902-1974)

By Victoria


Charles Lindbergh was a famous aviator. In 1927 he became the first man to successfully fly an airplane across the Atlantic Ocean. He called his airplane "The Spirt of St. Louis". He was a leader in the developing world of aviation.

Early years and Education

He was born in Detroit Michigan on February 4, 1902. Charles Augustus Lindbergh grew up near Little Falls, Minnesota. His father Charles August Lindbergh Sr. had immigrated in 1860 and graduated in the 1884. The senior Lindbergh married Evangline Land in 1901. Evangline came from a prominent family in Detroit, Michigan and graduated from the university. Se earned a master's degree from Columbia University in New York.

World War ll

While he lived in England Charles Lindbergh was observed as Europe descended into war. As a flyer he could see the danger posed by Germany's growing Air Force. He also noted how poorly prepared the British, French and Russian air forces were in comparison with the Germans.