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Name:    Lindbergh, Charles A.
Profession:  Business Person
Category:  Transportation and Infrastructure
Born/Started:     Feb. 04, 1902
Died/Ended:     Aug. 26, 1974
Description:    Charles Lindbergh was the first man to make a solo flight across the Atlantic in an airplane. One of the finest fliers of his time, Lindbergh was the chief pilot for the first St. Louis to Chicago airmail route. While based at Lambert Field, he conceived of an airplane that could fly from New York to Paris, and persuaded a group of St. Louis businessmen to finance the project. The result was the "Spirit of St. Louis," which he flew across the Atlantic on May 20-21, 1927. The feat made Lindbergh a national hero, and raised public awareness of aviation┬┤s potential to an unprecedented level.



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