Transport: Booty

To win a $25,000 prize offered by Manhattan Hotelman Raymond Orteig, a young (25) onetime mail pilot left Roosevelt Field in a Ryan monoplane at 7:52 a. m., May 20, 1927 to fly nonstop to Paris. He carried 425 gal. of fuel, four sandwiches, two canteens of water, army emergency rations. Sitting on a gasoline tank, seeing through a periscope, Capt. Charles A. Lindbergh flew the Spirit of St. Louis to Le Bourget Field in 33½ hr., landed to receive such acclaim as had been given no private citizen before or since.

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