NMIH acquires telegram tied to historic Lindbergh flight

On May 21, 1927 famed aviator Charles Lindbergh completed the world’s first nonstop transatlantic flight.  In a Ryan NYP monoplane named Spirit of St. Louis, powered by a J-5C Wright Whirlwind radial engine, he flew for 33 ½ hours from New York to Paris.  Lindbergh’s accomplishment took the world by storm and immediately launched him into celebrity status across the globe.  The day after Lindbergh completed his flight, Wright Aeronautical, the makers of the plane’s engine sent a Western Union telegram to Bethlehem Steel congratulating them on their accomplishments in creating parts of the engine that Lindbergh used in the flight. Read more…

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