Friday, December 4, 2015

Charles Lindbergh - 50th Anniversary of the First Trans-Atlantic journey 4.6.1977

At 7:52 A.M., May 20, 1927 Charles Lindbergh gunned the engine of the "Spirit of St Louis" and aimed her down the dirt runway of Roosevelt Field, Long Island. Heavily laden with fuel, the plane bounced down the muddy field, gradually became airborne and barely cleared the telephone wires at the field's edge. The crowd of 500 thought they had witnessed a miracle. Thirty-three and one half-hours and 3,500 miles later he landed in Paris, the first to fly the Atlantic alone.

This French First Day Cover and the stamp on it commemorate the 50th Anniversary of that epic Trans-Atlantic journey by Charles Lindbergh in 1927.

Thank you Dear Merja for this nice FDC.

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