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Charles Lindbergh (1902-1974), American aviation pioneer, with his wife and fellow aviator Anne Morrow Lindbergh. In 1927, Charles Lindbergh became the first person to make a solo, non-stop flight across the Atlantic from New York, USA, to Paris, France. He competed for a prize of $25,000 offered in 1919 by Raymond B. Orteig. Lindbergh's flight in his monoplane, 'The Spirit of St. Louis', began on 20 May 1927 and lasted 33 hours and 32 minutes. Lindbergh achieved overnight world-wide fame. This fame led to the kidnap and murder of his 19-month-old son in 1932. Both Lindberghs wrote books about aviation. Photographed on 18th September 1929.
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