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LINDBERGH CHARLES: (1902-1974) American Aviator who made the first solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic from Paris to New York in the Spirit of St. Louis, May 1927. A good signed and inscribed 10 x 12½ photograph, the image depicting Lindbergh in a head and shoulders pose, in USAAF uniform. Signed ('To General H. H. Arnold from Charles A. Lindbergh July 1939') in bold place fountain pen ink to a light area of the image. Matted in light brown and framed and glazed in a wooden frame to an overall size of 16 x 20. About EX £3000-4000 Henry 'Hap' Arnold (1886-1950) American General of the Army and General of the Air Force, Chief of the Air Corps 1938-1941. Preceding America's involvement in World War Two, Lindbergh had been an advisor to general Arnold on the efficiency of American aeronautical research organisations. At Arnold's request, Lindbergh was also invited to sit on a board charged with revising the American Air Corp's research-and-development program. By 1940 Lindbergh was a prominent member of the America First Committee advocating America's complete abstention from the war in Europe. Upon America's declaration of war on Japan and Germany Lindbergh found himself ostracized, with President Roosevelt himself dissuading aircraft manufacturers from working with Lindbergh. Despite this, by 1942 Lindbergh found himself working with Henry Ford in the manufacture of the B-24 Liberator bomber as well as becoming United Aircraft's civilian technical advisor in the Pacific Theatre.

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Estimate €3,400 - €4,600Nov 22, 2018