Born: February 4, 1902, Detroit, Michigan
Died: August 26, 1974 (age 72), Kipahulu, Maui, Hawaii
Augustus Lindbergh (nicknamed "Lucky Lindy" and "The
Lone Eagle") was an American aviator, author, inventor and
explorer. By the late 1930s, he had become a prominent
non-interventionist, opposed to United States involvement in World War
What do you know about Charles Lindbergh? Take off with this quick
1. Lindbergh made his first solo flight at Souther Field in Americus,
Georgia, a former Army flight training field to which he had come to buy
a World War I-surplus Curtiss JN-4 "Jenny" biplane. When did
- May 1921
- May 1923
- May 1925
2. Lindbergh had been ordered to report to Brooks Field, San Antonio,
Texas, on March 19, 1924, to begin a year of military flight training
with the United States Army Air Service. What was the other filed he
trained at in the San Antonio area?
- Alamo Field
- Kelly Field
- Goddard Field
3. In October 1925, Lindbergh was hired by the Robertson Aircraft
Corporation (RAC) in St. Louis (were he had been working as a flight
instructor) to first lay out, and then serve as chief pilot for the
newly designated 278-mile Contract Air Mail Route #2 (CAM-2). From St.
Louis where was the destination?
- New Orleans
- Washington, DC
4. What was the name of the $25,000 award to the pilot of the first
successful nonstop flight made in either direction between New York City
- Orteig Prize
- Russell Prize
- Rockefeller Prize
5. At 7:52 AM, May 20, 1927 in the Spirit of St. Louis,
Lindbergh took off. What field did he leave from?
- Midway Field
- Roosevelt Field
- Kelly Field
6. Over the next 33.5 hours he and the "Spirit" ,
which Lindbergh always jointly referred to simply as "WE",
faced many challenges including skimming over both storm clouds at
10,000 feet (3,000 m) and wave tops at as low at 10 feet, fighting
icing, flying blind through fog for several hours, and navigating only
by the stars (when visible) and "dead reckoning" before
landing at Le Bourget at 10:22 PM on 21 May. A crowd estimated at
150,000 spectators stormed the field, dragged Lindbergh out of the
cockpit, and literally carried him around above their heads for
"nearly half an hour."
7. Who did he marry on May 27, 1929?
- Anne Morrow
- Anne Bancroft
- Margaret Meade
8. In what came to be referred to sensationally by the press of the
time as "The Crime of the Century," on the evening of March 1,
1932, 20-month old Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr., was abducted by an
intruder from his crib in the second story nursery of his family's rural
home in East Amwell, New Jersey near the town of Hopewell. Who was
convicted as the kidnapper and electrocuted?
- David Ray Mays
- Edgar Means
- Bruno Richard Hauptmann
9. What was the cause of Lindbergh death on August 26, 1974?
- Airplane accident
- Falling off a Maui cliff
10. Where is Charles Lindbergh buried?
- Palapala Ho'omau Church, Kipahulu, Maui, Hawaii
- Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Cremated, ashes scattered in the Atlantic Ocean