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Charles Lindbergh Dial
Charles Lindbergh worked with Longines to create the Hour Angle
as a navigational tool in the late 1920's. ,
Charles Augustus Lindbergh (February 4, 1902 August 26, 1974),
nicknamed Slim, Lucky Lindy, and The Lone Eagle, was an American aviator, author,
inventor, explorer, and social activist. At 25 he became a U.S. Air Mail pilot. From
obscurity to instant world fame was accomplished by his victory in being awarded the
Orteig Prize for his solo non-stop flight from Roosevelt Field in Garden City on New
York's Long Island to Le Bourget Field in Paris, Franceon May 2021, 1927. A distance
of nearly 3,600 miles in the single-seat, single-engine purpose-built Ryan monoplane named
the Spirit of St. Louis; Lindbergh was the first person in history to be in New York one
day and Paris the next.As a U.S. Army Air Corps Reserve officer, was also awarded the
Medal of Honor for his historic exploit--the nation's highest military decoration.
Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, Lindbergh would use his fame in the promotion and
development of commercial aviation, incuding the Air Mail service in the United States and
the Americas. tremendous public hysteria" in America. The Lindberghs returned to the
United States in April 1939.
In 1927, Lindbergh invented the Lindbergh Hour Angle Navigation watch which allowed the user to quickly determine his or her Greenwich hour angle, or in other words, current longitude. When Lindbergh contacted Longines about his inventuion, Longines immedialy brought the watch to the public. The Longines Lindbergh Hour Angle Navigation Watch would be produced and sold for decades.
Col. Chas A Lindbergh
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