Friday, January 30, 2009

Charles A Lindbergh

Charles A Lindbergh was born on Febuary 4, 1902. he was the first person to fly a nonstop solo accross the atlantic ocean. he did it on May 20-21, 1927. he was not the first to fly accross the atlantic. other pilots had done it before, but he was the first one to do it non stop, and without a copilot. after he flew it, he gained immediate fame. newspapers called him "lucky Lindy", and "the lone eagle." also, and you may of heard this name before, his plane was named the spirit of Saint Louis.

in 1932 his son Charles Lindbergh jr. was kidnapped when he was only twenty months old. he was later found dead. this event inspred the lindpergh law, which made it against the law to kidnap. also, the event inspired Agatha Christie to write her famous murder on the orient express this was a huge event, many called it the biggest even since the reserection. Before Japan started messing with Pearl Harbor, Charles Lindbergh was very releuctant to join the war. he went so far to speak out against it, but eventually he joined the army as a fighter-plane pilot. He flew into fifty combat missions during the war.

After the war, he and his wife, Anne, supported the conservation of natural reasources.he died in 1974 from cancer.

The life of an aviator seemed to me ideal. It involved skill. It brought adventure. It made use of the latest developments of science. Mechanical engineers were fettered to factories and drafting boards while pilots have the freedom of wind with the expanse of sky. There were times in an aeroplane when it seemed I had escaped mortality to look down on earth like a God.

-Charles A. Lindbergh, 1927

resources:

http://www.charleslindbergh.com/history/index.asp

http://www.answers.com/topic/charles-lindbergh

and I thought that this book was interesting, even though I didn't use it in my report.

Lindbergh Flight's enligmatic Hero

by Von Hardesty

5 comments:

Cat said...

*clap clap* good report, good report.

PrincessReader said...

Cool blog! I replied to the comment you wrote on my blog. Oh, sorry, I have to go now.

Amber

Lostcheerio said...

Great job! I also like your blog theme -- very cute.

LimeGreen said...

I like your report! I didn't know Charles Lindbergh got cancer. That's a pretty long way to go, especially less than 24 years after the airplane was invented!

Egg said...

nice report

egg