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Charles Lindbergh
Date: 1902 - 1974
Remarks: Charles Lindbergh was the first person to complete a nonstop solo transatlantic flight. When his plane, the Spirit of St Louis, landed in Paris on May 21, 1927, he instantly became an American hero. In 1932, when his kidnapped son was found dead, he and his wife, Anne Morrow, moved to England, where he inspected European air forces. In 1939 the Lindberghs returned to the United States and Charles volunteered his services during WWII, flying missions in the Pacific. IN his lifetime, Lindbergh wrote a number of books, one of which won the Pulitzer Prize. His wife was also an aviator and an author. ¿Source: