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Charles Lindbergh - Highlights of First Transatlantic Flight

Charles A. Lindbergh was the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. He accomplished his feat in May of 1927.

Lindbergh (known as the "Lone Eagle," among other nicknames) began his journey in the "Spirit of St. Louis" at Roosevelt Field (Long Island, New York).  He left there at 7:52 AM on the 20th of May, 1927. 

He completed his flight the next evening - landing at Le Bourget Field (located in Paris) - where about 30,000 people had gathered to welcome him to France.

This Fox Newsreel compilation - of silent-film footage - includes "Lucky Lindy's" take-off, arrival at Le Bourget and visits to crowds of adoring people in France, Belgium, Britain and the U.S.


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Fox Newsreel clip, online courtesy U.S. National Archives.

 

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