Langley Medal Presented to Lindbergh

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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.


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


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • 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.

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


December 8, 1927


  • Awards
  • Aeronautics

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