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One of the greatest heroes the world has ever known Charles Augustus Lindbergh He is most famous for his transatlantic flight from New York to Paris Lindbergh acquired great fame for doing good will tours in Latin America Other than politicians and war heroes no one has yet quite matched his fame He was a genus when it came to aviation and mechanics He advised the making and design of several planes from ones made of wood and wire to supersonic jets He helped several countries and airlines by giving them advise on their air fleets He wrote several documents of his journeys and of his life Charles Lindbergh entered this world on February 4 1902 in Detroit Michigan He grew up in Rapid Falls Minnesota on a family farm His fathers name was Charles Augustus Lindbergh Sr He was a lawyer and a congressman for the state of Minnesota between the years of 1907 and 1917 His mothers name was Evangeling Land Lodge As a child Lindbergh showed that he had a great deal of mechanical ability When he was eighteen years old he began attending the University of Wisconsin While at Wisconsin he majored in mechanical engineering During his time at the university he paid more attention to the growing field of avaion than he did to his studies In 1924 Charles Lindbergh enlisted in the United States Army so he could begin studying on how to be a fighter pilot One year later he graduated from the Army flight training school that was held on both Brooks field and Kellys field He graduated as the number one pilot in his class After that he bought his own airplane and for the next six years of his life he spent flying an airplane for Robertson Aircraft Corporation The planes filled with mail he flew from St Louis Missouri to Chicago Illinois During this time he was also a barnstormer which is a stunt
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