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Charles Lindbergh
Charles Lindbergh and the Spirit of St. Louis, May 1927

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Lindbergh Received the Distinguished Flying Cross
June 11, 1927

Today it may not seem very impressive to fly from New York to Paris, but the first time it happened, it was extraordinary!

The man who made that first solo trans-Atlantic flight was Charles Lindbergh. In May 1927, he flew his monoplane, Spirit of St. Louis, from New York to Paris, France. It took him thirty-three and a half hours to make the trip.

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