Why was Charles a. Lindbergh a hero?
When air travel was still new (and most people thought it was dangerous), the idea that one man would fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean seemed amazing. When Lindbergh achieved this in 1927, people applauded his courage and skill. He was the first to accomplish a transatlantic flight, and the public absolutely saw him as a heroic figure. That image would be tarnished later on, when in several speeches, Lindbergh seemed to be supportive of Adolph Hitler and Nazi Germany. But in the 1920s, the young aviator could do no wrong and the public adored him.
April 09, 2015 4:24PM
Aviator Charles A. Lindbergh became a hero due to being the first to fly solo over the Atlantic Ocean to land in France. His airplane, the Spirit of St. Louis is an exhibit in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC.