Meet Charles Lindbergh: The Aviator Known as the Lone Eagle

Long before flying around the world became a daily event, aviator Charles Lindbergh basically wrote himself a chapter in the history books when he became the first person to complete a solo transatlantic flight in 1927. But the man went from being a national hero to a tragic figure. To this day, the kidnapping of his infant son in 1932 is still one of the most unforgettable true-crime cases of the 20th century.


Charles Lindbergh (1902-1974), with the Spirit of St. Louis, 1929. Photo By Everett Collection/Shutterstock

Most people remember Lindbergh as either a highly accomplished pilot, or a grieving father. The story of the famous aviator has faded over the decades, but his influence is impossible to deny. Beyond flying across the Atlantic alone or losing a son in a terrible kidnapping, Lindbergh’s legacy was massive. So how did he come to be such a legend? What really happened with his son? And what’s this we hear about living a double life?

You’re about to find out…

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