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Charles Lindberg Flight and Kidnapping

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Brandon Butler

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Transcript of Charles Lindberg Flight and Kidnapping

Family
Charles Lindbergh had five kids after the kidnapping
Lindbergh's Background
Lindbergh's Flight
He took off from Roosevelt Field in Long Island, New York at 7:52 a.m. and landed in Le Bourget Aerodrome in Paris, France at 5:22 p.m.
Ransom Notes
There were three ransom notes
Video
This video shows how hard it was to get the plane off the ground
Charles Lindberg Flight and Kidnapping

Lindbergh's Kidnapping
Lindbergh was 30 years of age

The Plane
The plane he flew in was named "The Spirit Of Saint Louis"
Evidence of kidnapping
There were ransom notes in the mail that were marked with a circle design
Kidnappers
Bruno Richard Hauptmann was found paying with the money at a gas station
He was the father of Reeve Lindbergh, Jon Lindbergh, Anne Lindbergh, Astrid Hesshaimer Bouteuil, Land Morrow Lindbergh, Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr, Scott Lindbergh, Dyrk Hesshaimer, David Hesshaimer, Vago Hesshaimer, Christoph Hesshaimer
He was most famous for his flight to Paris from the United States and the kidnapping of his child
His flight took approximately 33 and one half hours and a distance of 3,600 miles
He used 451 gallon of gas during this journey. He did not land once or take a break but a non-stop flight
It was so heavy that it only cleared the telephone lines by 20ft
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It was made completly out of sheet metal
His baby was 20 months old
The kidnapping took place on the evening of March 1st, 1932
Lindbergh Jr. was found dead on May 12th, 1932
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He was the first person to ever fly solo across the atlantic
He was once a military pilot who was apart of 50 missions
He attempted it because he heard about a $25,000 prize
Lindbergh had four sandwiches and only two canteens of water
Originally the plane was going to be named ''Lucky Lindy''
The airplane had only one engine
Traces of mud were found on the floor of the nursery
The first one came in on March 5th, 1932 wanting $50,000 in $20 bills
The second one came in on March 6th 1932 wanting an additional $1,000
The third came on March 8th,1932 wanting $100,000
Lindbergh paid $70,000 and in return no baby
He was born February 4, 1902, in Detroit, Michigan
There were ladders left outside of the nursery
The baby was found in a grove and was identified by his overlapping toes
The dollar bills that were given to the kidnappers were being tracked
All of the dollars were recalled
Police searched his house and found $13,000 worth of illegal money, a notebook, and the same wood used to build the ladder
He pleaded not guilty

Charged with murder and extortion

Hauptmann was sentenced to death by the electric chair
He feared that his kids were in danger where they lived
The press would not leave them alone due to the flight and the kidnapping
This projected a large amount of money to criminals but a dangerous task
They left america December 22, 1935 to go to Germany
Life overseas
Lindbergh's wife was successful by earning a stature as a book writer
Lindbergh toured Hitler's aircraft plants and was very impressed
He accepted a medal of honor award from Herman Goring, the head of the german airforce, which caused an outrage in america
Lindbergh told america to not get involved
When the war did begin he tried to reenlist but was rejected
Conclusion
Charles Lindbergh died August 26, 1974
He earned 2 awards in his life both for being a pilot
He was at one time a colonel in the army
He at one point was the most famous man in the entire world
One of the few men to attempt and succeed the flight across the atlantic
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