Spirit of St. Louis Flare Tubes

Close up of flare tubes on the "Spirit of St. Louis"

Two flare tubes project from the underside of the Spirit of St. Louis that helped Charles Lindbergh land at night during his Latin American tour in late 1927 – early 1928.

  • NASM 2015-05237

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  • Photographer: Eric Long
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