Spirit of St. Louis

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Spirit of St. Louis

Nose of the Ryan NYP "Spirit of St. Louis". After his historic nonstop solo transatlantic flight, Charles Lindbergh took the aircraft first on a US tour and then on a goodwill flight to Central and South America.  Flags of the countries he visited were painted on the cowling.

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Image Number: 2001-137
Credit: Image by Eric Long, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
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