Charles lind­bergh

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Amer­i­can, 1902-1974

Lind­bergh was pro­pelled to fame when he be­came the first per­son to fly non-stop across the At­lantic in 1927, aged 25 years old. He flew from New York to Paris in his air­craft, Spirit of St Louis, and re­ceived the award ded­i­cated to the feat, the Orteig Prize. Despite this achieve­ment, the tragic kid­nap­ping and killing of his 20-month-old son in 1932 – dubbed at the time as the ‘Crime of the Cen­tury’ – eclipsed Lind­bergh’s suc­cess.

Lind­bergh was awarded the Medal of Honor

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