April 30, 1928

April 30, 1928 Col. Charles A. Lindbergh pilots the Spirit of St. Louis, the custom-built monoplane he flew on the first non-stop flight from New York to Paris, on its last flight from St. Louis to Washington, and delivers it to the Smithsonian Institution. It is placed on public exhibition at the main entrance of the Arts and Industries Building of the United States National Museum on May 13, 1928.

Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution Archives

Posted: 30 April 2012
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