CHARLES LINDBERGH Biography - Famous Sports men and women


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Name: Charles Lindbergh                                                           
Born: 4 February 1902                                                             
Detroit, Michigan                                                                 
Died 26 August 1974 (aged 72)                                                     
Kipahulu, Maui, Hawaii                                                             
Occupation Aviator                                                                 
Charles Augustus Lindbergh (4 February 1902 – 26 August 1974) known as "Lucky   
Lindy" and "The Lone Eagle", was an American pilot famous for the first solo,     
non-stop flight across the Atlantic, from Roosevelt Field, Long Island to Paris   
in 1927 in the Spirit of St. Louis. In the ensuing deluge of fame, Lindbergh       
became the world's best-known aviator.                                             
In the years prior to World War II, Lindbergh was a noted isolationist, and a     
leader in the America First Committee to keep the U.S. out of the coming war.     
Nevertheless, he flew combat missions in the Pacific Theater as a consultant. In   
later years, Lindbergh took an active role in the environmental movement.         
Charles Lindbergh is a recipient of the Medal of Honor.