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  • The 85th Anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's Famous Flight

    The 85th Anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's Famous Flight
    American pilot Charles Lindbergh was the first to succeed to cross the Atlantic without stop over. He had just arrived in Washington on Mitchel Fields airfield, which was a US Airforce's base near New York, circa 1927.
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  • The 85th Anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's Famous Flight

    The 85th Anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's Famous Flight
    Lindbergh checks his plane, 'Spirit of Saint-Louis', before his non-stop flight from New York to Paris, May 20, 1927.
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  • The 85th Anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's Famous Flight

    The 85th Anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's Famous Flight
    Lindbergh lands at the airport of Le Bourget.
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  • The 85th Anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's Famous Flight

    The 85th Anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's Famous Flight
    Lindbergh is surrounded by crowd at Paris-Le Bourget May 21, 1927, after having achieved the first solo non-stop transatlantic flight from New York to Paris.
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  • The 85th Anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's Famous Flight

    The 85th Anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's Famous Flight
    Lindbergh poses with the 'Spirit of St Louis,' the plane he used to make the first non-stop solo flight across the Atlantic.
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  • The 85th Anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's Famous Flight

    The 85th Anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's Famous Flight
    Lindbergh was the first to cross the Atlantic from West to East in 33 hours and 30 minutes.
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  • The 85th Anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's Famous Flight

    The 85th Anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's Famous Flight
    The monoplane Spirit of St-Louis of American aviator Charles Lindbergh is surrounded by crowd at Paris-Le Bourget.
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  • The 85th Anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's Famous Flight

    The 85th Anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's Famous Flight
    American aviator Charles Lindbergh poses in front of his monoplane Spirit of St-Louis.
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  • The 85th Anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's Famous Flight

    The 85th Anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's Famous Flight
    Aerial view of a huge crowd of people as they surround Charles A. Lindbergh and his plane upon his arrival at Croydon airfield, Croydon, England, May 29, 1927.
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  • The 85th Anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's Famous Flight

    The 85th Anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's Famous Flight
    The tickertape parade in New York following Charles Lindbergh's arrival after his solo flight across the Atlantic, June 1, 1927.
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  • The 85th Anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's Famous Flight

    The 85th Anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's Famous Flight
    A huge crowd gathers to watch a parade in honor of American pilot Charles A. Lindbergh's successful trans-Atlantic flight.
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  • The 85th Anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's Famous Flight

    The 85th Anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's Famous Flight
    American aviator Charles Lindbergh at controls of his monoplane Spirit of St-Louis.
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  • The 85th Anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's Famous Flight

    The 85th Anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's Famous Flight
    President Calvin Coolidge welcomes Colonel Charles A Lindbergh to the White House, after his non-stop flight from New York to Paris, June 1, 1927.
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  • The 85th Anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's Famous Flight

    The 85th Anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's Famous Flight
    Charles Lindbergh is Honored At the Banquet Of International Society Of Aviators, June 1927, Paris, France.
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  • The 85th Anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's Famous Flight

    The 85th Anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's Famous Flight
    The American aviator Charles Lindbergh is congratulated by Louis Barthou (left), the War minister Paul Painleve and the aviator Louis Bleriot seen kissing Lindbergh, May 25, 1927.
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