Lindbergh receives Distinguished Flying Cross

Title

Lindbergh receives Distinguished Flying Cross

Description

On June 11, 1927, President Calvin Coolidge awarded American aviator Charles Lindbergh the Distinguished Flying Cross in a ceremony held on the north side of the Washington Monument Grounds. Lindbergh, who was 25 years old, had completed the first successful transatlantic solo flight from New York City to Paris, France. 200,000 people attended the ceremony on the Mall, and more watched the parade of Lindbergh and his plane from the Navy Yard to the Washington Monument. His plane, the Spirit of St. Louis, is now on display at the National Air and Space Museum on the Mall.

Source

District of Columbia Public Library. View original.

Date

6/11/1927

Coverage

Event Type

Event Sort Date

19270611

Description

On June 11, 1927, President Calvin Coolidge awarded American aviator Charles Lindbergh the Distinguished Flying Cross in a ceremony held on the north side of the Washington Monument Grounds. Lindbergh, who was 25 years old, had completed the first successful transatlantic solo flight from New York City to Paris, France. 200,000 people attended the ceremony on the Mall, and more watched the parade of Lindbergh and his plane from the Navy Yard to the Washington Monument. His plane, the Spirit of St. Louis, is now on display at the National Air and Space Museum on the Mall.

Date

6/11/1927

Coverage

1920-1949

Source

District of Columbia Public Library. View original.