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Jennie Chang Period 3 11/7/11 Charles Lindbergh “An American Aviator” (1902-1974) QuickTimeᆰ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. “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 Story of Charles Lindbergh
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-Born on Feb. 4, 1902, in Detroit -Grew up on a little farm in Minnesota -At age 18, he entered University of Wisconsin to study engineering -He was interested in field of aviation (flying or operating of aircraft) -After 2 yrs, he left school to become a pilot who performed daredevil stunts -In 1924, Lindbergh enlisted in the US
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Unformatted text preview: army so he could be an Army Air Service Reserve pilot~ In 1925, he graduated from the Army’s flight training school as best pilot-In 1919, a New York City hotel owner named Raymond Orteig offered $25,000 to the first aviator to fly nonstop from New York to Paris~ On May 20, 1927, Lindbergh made it~ He flew more than 3,6000 mi in 33 ½ hours-Met Anne Spencer Morrow in Mexico, married, taught her how to fly, and went on many expeditions together-Between 1931 and 1935, Lindbergh invented an “artificial heart.” -1941, Lindbergh joined the America First Committee, an organization that opposed voluntary American entry into WW2. He became a leading spokesman. -After war, Lindbergh withdrew from public attention and worked as a consultant to chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force-Lindbergh died of cancer on Aug. 26, 1974 QuickTimeᆰ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture....
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