U.S. At War: Lindbergh Gets a Job

A lank, lonely, youngish man last week found a job, and a good one. Washington at war had scant time and no consideration for Charles Augustus Lindbergh as he shouldered his solitary way through hotels packed with scurrying Government clerks, hurrying businessmen.

After Pearl Harbor Charles Lindbergh had offered his services to the Government, to airplane builders. Nothing came of it. In January Secretary of War Stimson said Lindbergh was being considered for a technical job. But nothing came of that either.

But out in Detroit, another lean individualist who was also a mechanic thought he knew a good wrench man when he...

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