Spirit of St. Louis

Spirit of St. Louis
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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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Photographer:

Eric Long

ID #:

2001-137

Source:

National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution

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Smithsonian Institution

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