Spirit of St. Louis


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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