Langley Medal Presented to Lindbergh

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Summary

Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh is presented the Langley medal in recognition of his nonstop flight from New York to Paris on May 20 and 21, 1927. The medal is presented at the annual meeting of the Board of Regents.

Subject

  • Lindbergh, Charles A (Charles Augustus) 1902-1974
  • Samuel P. Langley Gold Medal for Aerodromics

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • The medal was awarded to Lindbergh on June 11, 1927 but was not actually presented until December 8, 1927.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1928. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1929, p. 13.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

December 8, 1927

Topic

  • Awards
  • Aeronautics

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