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  • Honduras to make archeological dig for mysterious 'White City'

    01/09/2016 3:03:59 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 29 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | January 7, 2016 | AFP, editors
    A view of the Rio Platano biosphere reserve in Honduras, where explorers over the past century have claimed several times to have spotted the White City Honduras said Thursday it was starting a major archeological dig for a mysterious, ancient "White City" supposedly hidden in jungle in its northeast that explorers and legends have spoken of for centuries. "Today a group of archeologists and scientists is traveling to the White City to start excavations in coming days," President Juan Orlando Hernandez said in a speech to private universities. The hope is that they will uncover incontrovertible proof of the existence...
  • Woodland Hills pilot Hilda Gurney, 98, Passes Away

    04/20/2015 8:07:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 4/19 | David Montero
    When Hilda Gurney’s name crops up, they love to tell stories about her switcheroo involving aviator Charles Lindbergh at the Van Nuys Airport. The pilot and her co­pilot husband, Harlan “Bud” Gurney, decided in 1969 to take out a small plane, and Lindbergh — a close friend of the family who often stayed with them when he was in Los Angeles — asked if he could fly alongside. But the press got wind of the renowned aviator up in the SoCal skies, and reporters descended upon the airport to wait for his landing. Wise to the plan, Lindbergh and the...
  • French launch bid to rewrite history books w/claim that Lindbergh was NOT first to fly/the Atlantic

    11/13/2010 5:17:28 AM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 70 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11-13=10 | "reporter"
    Charles Lindbergh is renowned as the first person to fly across the Atlantic, but according to new research, he was beaten to the achievement ten days earlier. According to French aviation enthusiast Bernard Decré, Lindbergh was only the first to complete the crossing and survive, with two French pilots believed to have reached the coast of Canada ten days before Lindbergh's Spirit of St Louis touched down in Paris in May 1927. New documentary evidence found in the U.S. national archives may prove that Charles Nungesser and Francois Coli completed a transatlantic crossing and were the first men to do...
  • Lindbergh's Grandson Arrives in France After Repeat of Historic 1927 Solo Flight

    05/02/2002 6:23:49 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 32 replies · 358+ views
    AP ^ | 5-2-02 | Pamela Sampson
    LE BOURGET, France (AP) - Erik Lindbergh, two generations later, replicated his grandfather's groundbreaking 1927 solo Atlantic air crossing, landing in Paris on Thursday in half the time it took the aviation pioneer to make the historic journey. Lindbergh's Lancair Columbia 300 - dubbed the New Spirit of St. Louis - landed at Le Bourget airport outside Paris shortly before 11:30 a.m., 17 hours after taking off from Farmingdale, N.Y. Visibly fatigued, wearing his blue pilot's jumpsuit, Lindbergh addressed his sponsors and about 100 reporters who met him at the small airport. "It was an amazing time, 1927, and I...
  • LiDAR survey 'finds' lost Honduran 'city of gold'

    05/15/2013 11:15:53 PM PDT · by OddLane · 23 replies
    Archaeology News Network ^ | May 14, 2013 | Tim Walker
    The Google Map of eastern Honduras is almost blank. A vast and virtually unexplored rainforest region known as the Mosquitia covers around 32,000 square miles, home to dense jungle, hostile terrain and the terrifying-sounding jumping viper. Legend has it that somewhere beneath the forest canopy lies the ancient city of Ciudad Blanca – and now archaeologists think they may have found it. Tomorrow in Cancun, Mexico, an interdisciplinary group of scientists from fields including archaeology, anthropology and geology will appear at the American Geophysical Union’s annual conference to present the technology that has allowed them to discover a “lost world”...
  • Wingman to the Aces (Lt. Floyd Fulkerson: Ultimate Wingman-475th FG (P-38s))

    10/11/2012 4:38:06 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 22 replies
    Flight Journal ^ | 21 SEP 12 | John Dejanovich
    Lt. Floyd Fulkerson: Ultimate Wingman By John Dejanovich There are no great aces without great wingmen and young Lt. Floyd Fulkerson from Little Rock, Arkansas, was one of those wingmen. Although he had four confirmed victories, so he was nearly an ace himself, he sees his primary contribution to the war effort to have been the protection of his lead pilots, some of whom were America’s leading aces. During his time with the 475TH Fighter Group in the Pacific, Floyd flew with such notables as Major Richard Bong, Major Tommy McGuire, and even the much-celebrated “Lone Eagle,” Charles Lindbergh. Cover...
  • Arizona man finds Lindbergh treasures in trunk

    02/26/2012 9:33:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Sunday, February 26, 2012
    Nova Hall was cleaning out his garage in Sedona 13 years ago when he discovered an old steamer trunk with his grandfather's initials on it. It was a treasure trove. The trunk contained blueprints drawn by his grandfather Donald A. Hall of the Spirit of St. Louis, the airplane in which legendary aviator Charles Lindbergh flew the first-ever solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean. Lindbergh flew from New York to Paris in 1927. To do that, he needed a special aircraft, one that would fit his 6-foot-3 frame. In the trunk were photographs of his grandfather and Lindbergh in their...
  • Charles Lindbergh Won the Prize, but Did His Rival Get There First?

    09/06/2011 10:27:39 AM PDT · by Palter · 42 replies
    WSJ ^ | 06 Sept 2011 | SEBASTIAN MOFFETT
    A Countryman Tries to Unravel the Unsolved Mystery of Charles Nungesser's Last Flight PARIS—Right after his historic, 33-hour trans-Atlantic flight from New York to Paris in 1927, Charles Lindbergh asked whether there was news of French aviator Charles Nungesser. Mr. Nungesser, an adventurer and World War I ace, was Mr. Lindbergh's great rival in the race to fly nonstop across the Atlantic in one direction or the other. He had set off with a navigator from Paris for New York just two weeks before Mr. Lindbergh's flight. But his biplane—called L'Oiseau Blanc, or White Bird—never arrived in New York, and...
  • The World at War: a remarkable TV documentary that cries out to be seen

    07/06/2007 2:01:07 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 27 replies · 588+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 6th July 2007 | Max History
    Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby selling war bonds; German armour thrashing through the fatal autumn mud of Russia; GIs jitterbugging with British girls; air duels in the Pacific and tales of housewives enduring the blitz on Britain. These are just a few of the many faces of The World At War, probably the most remarkable TV documentary series ever made. It reached British screens for the first time in 1974, amid tumultuous critical acclaim. In the intervening 33 years, hundreds, maybe thousands more programmes have been made about World War II. None, however, has come close to matching the majesty...
  • Eighth-Grader Helps Debunk Lindbergh Myth

    12/28/2005 9:01:54 AM PST · by Cagey · 48 replies · 2,251+ views
    WCCO NEWS ^ | 12-26-2005
    AP) Little Falls, Minn. It has been reported many times that the residents of Little Falls were so angry with hometown hero Charles Lindbergh's comments that the U.S. should stay out of World War II that they painted over his name on the water tower. The story was part of a PBS documentary about the famous pilot. It was reported in a Pulitzer Prize-winning biography released in 1999. However, many experts doubt it happened. "I've heard the stories but I've never seen the documentation myself," said Marlene White, president of the Anoka-based Lindbergh Foundation. There are some newspaper articles from...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Charles Lindbergh and the 475th Fighter Group - Nov. 10th, 2004

    11/09/2004 10:38:09 PM PST · by SAMWolf · 92 replies · 2,949+ views
    LIGHTNING STRIKES:The 475th Fighter Group in the Pacific War, 1943-1945 | Ronald W. Yoshino
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. Welcome to "Warrior Wednesday" Where the Freeper Foxhole introduces a different...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Profiles Charles Lindbergh - Oct. 25th, 2004

    10/24/2004 10:18:10 PM PDT · by SAMWolf · 118 replies · 3,965+ views
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... . U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. . . Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family...
  • America Fails the ‘Global Test’

    10/07/2004 10:25:48 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 23 replies · 2,600+ views
    Special to Free Republic ^ | 9 October 2004 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Before we get rolling on John Kerry’s commitment to a “global test” for American foreign policy, let’s take a look at the latest giant leap for mankind that took place over the Mojave Desert in California this week. The two events are related, in a curious way. SpaceShipOne was an ugly duckling, designed by Burt Rutan for the precise purpose of winning the Ansari X Prize of $10 million. A generation from now, no one will remember the name of the prize, only the fact of the first private, entrepreneurial step into space. Just like no one today remembers the...
  • George S. Schuyler and Black History Month

    02/26/2004 7:15:33 PM PST · by mrustow · 8 replies · 612+ views
    Enter Stage Right ^ | 23 February 2004 | Nicholas Stix
    Well, it's Black History Month, and I'll bet you haven't heard one thing about George S. Schuyler (1895-1977). George S. Schuyler was, simply, the greatest black journalist this country has ever produced. (Normally, I eschew qualifiers like "greatest black," as opposed to "greatest," period, but this is journalism we're talking about. I will never, in five lifetimes of sitting in newspaper morgues, looking at microfilms of ancient newsprint, be able to read enough to determine who America's greatest journalist was.) From 1924-1966, he bestrode the black press like a colossus. Working for Robert Lee Vann's (1879-1940) Pittsburgh Courier weekly newspaper,...
  • A Tarnished Legacy

    12/02/2003 4:36:49 AM PST · by Holly_P · 2 replies · 126+ views
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 12/01/03 | Tim O'Neil
    <p>So it appears that Col. Charles Lindbergh, pilot of the Spirit of St. Louis and namesake to so many things around town, had a secret second family over in Germany.</p> <p>Yet another mighty one may fall - or, in Lindbergh's case, fall again.</p>
  • No Flight Of Fancy: German Siblings Prove Lindberg Was Their Father

    11/28/2003 7:28:48 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 446+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 11-29-2003 | Andrew Gumbel
    No flight of fancy: German siblings prove Lindbergh was their father By Andrew Gumbel 29 November 2003 Fans of the pioneering American aviator Charles Lindbergh have had to swallow a few uncomfortable facts about their hero over the years, such as his sympathy for the Nazis, his campaigning against the involvement of the United States in the Second World War and his anti-Semitism. Now comes a new, seemingly incontrovertible bit of awkward news: DNA evidence confirming that Mr Lindbergh, who made the first solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean, had a secret, second family in Germany with a Munich hatmaker,...
  • DNA tests say Lindbergh fathered three children in Germany

    11/28/2003 2:18:21 PM PST · by Paladin2b · 37 replies · 750+ views
    AFP ^ | November 29, 2003
    MUNICH, Germany (AFP) - DNA tests have confirmed that all-American hero and aviator Charles Lindbergh fathered three illegitimate children in Germany, their spokesman said. In a statement, he said the tests supported their assertions that Lindbergh, who won instant celebrity for making the first solo, non-stop transatlantic flight in 1927, was their father. The probes, examined by a Munich university medical centre, compared their DNA with a sample from a member of Lindbergh's family. The result, handed in writing to the three last week, showed a probability of paternity of more than 99 percent."They never had any doubt about the...
  • Lindbergh Grandson Says Germans' Claim May Be True

    08/15/2003 6:49:03 PM PDT · by sjersey · 23 replies · 647+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8/15/2003 | Erik Kirschbaum
    BERLIN (Reuters) - A U.S. grandson of Charles Lindbergh said Friday it was possible three Germans who say the aviator was their father were telling the truth because in photographs they "look hauntingly familiar." Morgan Lindbergh, 36, said in a telephone call to Reuters that he wanted to take the Germans up on their offer to submit to DNA tests to resolve the question of whether Lindbergh was their father and that he would also take a DNA test himself. "I'm not speaking for the Lindbergh family but only for myself -- I believe it is possible (they are Lindbergh...
  • Report: Lindberg had secret family

    08/02/2003 8:19:16 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 13 replies · 497+ views
    Report: Lindberg had secret family WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- A report in a German newspaper Sunday said legendary aviator Charles Lindbergh had a secret family, with three children, in that country. Suddeutsche Zeitung newspaper interviewed his supposed German children, now in middle age, who said their mother insisted the relationship be kept quiet while she was alive. The story said Lindbergh met Brigitte Hesshaimer, a hatmaker in Munich, when he was 55 years old, in 1957. Her daughter, Astrid Bouteuil, said she has more than 100 letters from the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic, but...
  • Lucky Lindbergh, or Lover Lindbergh? (more on previous story)

    08/01/2003 5:12:21 PM PDT · by sjersey · 1 replies · 180+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | 8/2/2003 | Mark Landler (NYT)
    Charles Lindbergh’s sympathy for the Nazi regime in prewar Germany has long been a stain on his gilded legacy — a puzzling detour in a life of heroic adventure. Now, a prominent German newspaper claims that Lindbergh had more personal ties to Germany long after World War II, through a relationship with a woman in Munich, with whom he had three children, the paper says. In an article to be published Saturday, Süddeutsche Zeitung reports that on a visit to Germany in 1957, Lindbergh, then 55, met and fell in love with Brigitte Hesshaimer, a hat-maker 24 years his junior....