CHARLES A. LINDBERGH - TYPED STATEMENT SIGNED 03/01/1928 - HFSID 298250
CHARLES LINDBERGH Writing one year after his historic flight, he urges expansion of Boston's airport Typed Statement signed: "John Ross", 1 page, 8½x11. Boston, 1928 March 1.
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Writing one year after his historic flight, he urges expansion of Boston's airport
Typed Statement signed: "John Ross", 1 page, 8½x11. Boston, 1928 March 1. In full: "The Boston Airport has, in my opinion, wonderful opportunities for development and should prove of distinct benefit to Boston. Under present circumstances, however, it is too small for any large development of aviation here. It may be possible for such a plan to be carried out." Charles A. Lindbergh (1902-1974) made the first solo, nonstop transatlantic flight from Roosevelt Field, Long Island to Le Bourget Field, Paris, France on May 20-21, 1927, flying his Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis aircraft. The flight took 33½ hours. Lindbergh was awarded the 1954 Pulitzer Prize for Biography for The Spirit of St. Louis. Although Lindbergh's later life was beset by tragedy - the kidnapping and murder of his infant son (1932) - and controversy - his opposition to U.S. preparations to enter World War II - "Lucky Lindy" remains among the greatest of American heroes. Lindbergh's statement was timely, and probably influenced events. In 1928, ownership of Boston Airport was transferred from the US Army to the Massachusetts legislature. In 1929, the City of Boston assumed management of the airport, and expanding the facility, even reclaiming two hundred acres of land from Boston Harbor. Air traffic expanded as Lindbergh had hoped, even during the Depression. Boston Airport was renamed General Edward Lawrence Logan Airport in 1943. Normal mailing folds. Minor nicks and tears at edges. 1-inch tear at bottom right corner. Lightly creased. Lightly worn. Lightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.
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