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Interim 1920 - 1940 - U.S. Army Air Corps Reserve

Charles Augustus Lindbergh Jr.

  • Rank: Captain (Highest Rank: Brigadier General)
  • Conflict/Era: Interim 1920 - 1940
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army Air Corps Reserve
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 20 - 21, 1927
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: from New York City, NY, to Paris, France, Atlantic Ocean, USA to France
For displaying heroic courage and skill as a navigator, at the risk of his life, by his nonstop flight in his airplane, the Spirit of St. Louis, from New York City to Paris, France, 20-21 May 1927, by which Capt. Lindbergh not only achieved the greatest individual triumph of any American citizen but demonstrated that travel across the ocean by aircraft was possible.
Medal of Honor Recipient Charles A. Lindbergh Jr.
Medal of Honor Recipient Charles A. Lindbergh Jr.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Little Falls, Morrison County, Minnesota
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: March 21, 1928
    On the White House lawn by President Calvin Coolidge at Washington, DC
  • Born: February 4, 1902, Detroit, Wayne County, MI, United States
  • Died: August 25, 1974, Maui, HI, United States
  • Buried: Kipahulu Church Cemetery , Maui, HI, United States

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