Spirit of St. Louis Flare Tubes

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


Eric Long

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