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Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Bartee Haile: Lindbergh was lucky before historic trans-Atlantic solo

This Week in Texas History: A column by BARTEE HAILE “Slim” Lindbergh reported for pilot training at Brooks Field in San Antonio on Mar. 18, 1924 just three years before the skinny college dropout became the most famous man in the world To the dismay of his father, a Minnesota congressman, Charles A. Lindbergh Jr.