Charles Augustus Lindbergh entered this world on February 4, 1902 in Detroit, Michigan. He grew up in Rapid Falls, Minnesota on a family farm. His father's name was Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Sr. He was a lawyer and a congressman for the state of Minnesota between the years of 1907 and 1917. His mother's name was Evangeline Land Lodge. As a child Lindbergh showed that he had a great deal of mechanical ability. When he was eighteen years old, he began attending the University of Wisconsin. While at Wisconsin, he majored in mechanical engineering. During his time at the university, he paid more attention to the growing field of aviation than he did to his studies. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1924, so he could begin studying on how to be a fighter pilot. One year later, he graduated form the Army flight training school that was held on both Brook's field and Kelly's field. He graduated at the top of his class. After he left the Army, he bought his own plane and for the next six years he flew for the Robertson Aircraft Corporation. The planes he flew were filled with mail and traveled from St. Louis, MO to Chicago, IL. During this time, he was also a barnstormer, a stunt pilot that does stunts over fairs and other public gatherings. During this time in his career, he earned the reputations of not only a cautious pilot but a very capable pilot as... [continues]
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