(1902–74), US aviator; full name Charles Augustus Lindbergh. In 1927, he made the first solo transatlantic flight in a single-engined monoplane, Spirit of St. Louis. Known thereafter as “Lucky Lindy,” he moved to Europe with his wife, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, to escape the publicity surrounding the kidnapping and murder of their two-year-old son in 1932. He recounted his historic flight of 1927 in The Spirit of St. Louis (1953).
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