Charles Lindbergh
 
 
 
 
September 13, 2010 12:00 PM
Created by Johannes
 
 
 
 
Charles Lindbergh (February 4, 1902 – August 26, 1974) was an American aviator, author, inventor, explorer and social activist.
 
He became famous because of his flight from New York to Paris, which was the first solo non-stop transatlantic flight ever.
Lindbergh also developed the first artificial heart.
On March 1, 1930 his 20-month old son Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr. was abducted by kidnappers. On May 12, 1930 a truck driver discovered the remains of him.
 
Lindbergh was averse to a U.S. involvement in World War II.
Allegedly another belief of him was the importance of racial supremacy over the luxury of democracy.
 
Charles Augustus Lindbergh used his fame to support the fast development of U.S. commercial aviation.
As already mentioned, he was averse to a U.S. involvement in World war II a leader of the anti-war America First movement.