LINDBERGH FLIES NONSTOP TO PARIS
On May 20,
1927 Charles Lindbergh made
history by becoming the first
person to fly snonstop across the
Atlantic. He flew from Roosevelt
Island in New York to Paris
(3,610 miles) in 33.5 hours.
Upon his return, he was honored
with parades and celebrations
across the country. In Washington
D.C., President Coolidge praised
"Lucky Lindy" for his
bravery and courage before
thousands of cheering Americans.
flight was tracked by stations
around the world. This clip
includes reports from CHNS in
Halifax, Nova Scotia, WJZ in New
York (George Hicks reporting),
station QRN in Dublin, a station
in Paris, and finally Lowell
Thomas in New York (WJZ).
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