Much later, after his and his
wife’s deaths, it would come to public
knowledge that Lindbergh also had several
other families across Europe, although he
did not marry the women, they all bore him
children who knew nothing of his identity
until much later, if at all.
Charles Lindbergh Fact File Biography: Lifespan: 1902 - 1974 *** Full Name: Charles Augustus Lindbergh *** Nickname: Slim, Lucky Lindy and The Long Eagle *** Occupation: American Aviator, Explorer, Social Activist, Author, Inventor and Military Officer *** Date of Birth: Charles Lindbergh was born on February 4th 1902 *** Place of Birth: Charles Lindbergh was born in Detroit, Michigan, USA *** Family background: His father was Charles August Lindbergh and his mother Evangeline Lodge Land. His father had emigrated from Sweden and his mother was from Detroit. When he was just seven years old his parents separated. It would be the second failed marriage of his fathers who having been married previously had two children, two daughters Mary and Evangeline *** Early life and childhood: He grew up in Little Falls, Minnesota and in Washington D.C. *** Education: Charles Lindbergh attended a number of schools during his childhood, Little Falls Senior High School, Force School, Sidwell Friends School as well as Redondo Union High School and began attending the College of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison but quite ***
Charles Lindbergh Fact 1: Charles Lindbergh was born on February 4th 1902 and during the 20th century period in history when there were world changing events happening including the First World War, the Second World War, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Cold War.
Charles Lindbergh Fact 2: When he dropped out of college he did so, so he could start taking flying lessons.
Charles Lindbergh Fact 3: From an early age he had an interest in the mechanics of motorized vehicles including the family car and his own motorbike.
Charles Lindbergh Fact 4: In
February of 1922 he enrolled at the
Nebraska Aircraft Corporation’s
flying school and by April was
flying for the first time. Shortly
after that he began taking fly
Charles Lindbergh Fact 10: Having had a few minor crashes in his plane, in 1825, just eight days before his graduation, he was involved in a mid-air collision and was forced to bail out.
Charles Lindbergh Fact 11: He
did nevertheless graduate, earning
his Army pilots wings as well a
commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in
the Air Service Reserve Corps. As
there was no current need for
active-duty pilots he went off
barnstorming again but this time
Charles Lindbergh Fact 16:
On his return to the United States
he was treated like a hero, a
tickertape parade was held,
President Calvin Coolidge presented
him with Distinguished Flying Cross,
the U.S. Post Office Department
issued a special 10 cent Air Mail
stamp in his honor and in December
of 1927 he was awarded the Medal of
Honor by a Special Act of congress.
Charles Lindbergh Fact 18: Several years after his world changing solo flight his eldest child, then only twenty months old, was kidnapped from the family home. Although the ransom was paid, the body of the small child was found completely by chance and the ransom money was also traced to a man of German nationality who was arrested, charged, tried and convicted of the murder of Charles Augustus Lindbergh Jr. He was executed on April 3rd 1936 by electrocution in Trenton State Prison.
Charles Lindbergh Fact 19: The family after that were rarely left alone to get on with their lives in peace and so the decision was made for them to make plans to quietly leave America for exile in Europe. In December of 1935 they left Pier 60 of West 20th Street, Manhattan bound for Liverpool, England under false names.
Charles Lindbergh Fact 20: The Lindberghs returned to the US in April 1939. During WW2 Charles Lindbergh flew 50 combat missions in the Pacific in the capacity of a civilian aviation consultant.
Charles Lindbergh Fact 21: After WW2 ended Charles Lindbergh became a prolific writer, notably wining the Pulitzer Prize in 1954.
Charles Lindbergh Fact 22:
Charles Augustus Lindbergh died on
August 26th 1974 of lymphoma aged
seventy two. He was laid to rest on
the grounds of Palapala Ho’omau
Church in Kipajulu on Maui the
second largest of Hawaii’s islands.
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