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Anne Morrow Lindbergh

  • Graduated from Smith College in 1928 with awards for her literary works.
  • Demonstrated the value of aircraft in archaeological work when she and Charles Lindbergh discovered Pueblo tribe ruins which they later photographed with staff members of the Carnegie Institute.
  • In 1928, she and her husband Charles Lindbergh (enshrined 1967) traced the first transcontinental air-mail passenger service route and participated in the Pan American expansion in the Caribbean.
  • Joined other members of the Lindbergh-Carnegie Maya expedition after pioneering new routes for Pan American Airways, and took the first comprehensive aerial photographs of the old empire ruins of the Maya civilization in Guatemala and Mexico.
  • First woman to receive a U.S. glider pilot license.
  • Set a woman’s record for coast-to-coast flight as navigator in 1930.
  • Surveyed an air route to the Orient and earned her radio operators license in 1932.
  • Surveyed transatlantic routes in 1933, covering 19,000 miles and touching 23 countries.
  • Wrote several books on aviation documenting her flights with her husband and her love for aviation.
  • Was co-pilot with her husband (prior to World War II) making trips to Germany, the Middle East, and Russia.

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