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Westbury in Nassau County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Charles A. Lindbergh

 
 
Charles A. Lindbergh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 17, 2012
1. Charles A. Lindbergh Marker
Inscription.
On May 20, 1927, Charles A. Lindbergh embarked on a daring trans-Atlantic flight from this spot. He arrived in France 33 hours and 30 minutes later, after flying 3,610 miles nonstop. This revolutionary flight between New York and Paris popularized and helped make aviation the integral part of our world that it is today.
 
Location. 40° 44.595′ N, 73° 35.622′ W. Marker is in Westbury, New York, in Nassau County. Marker is on Transverse Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Westbury Shopping Center. Marker is in this post office area: Westbury NY 11590, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Marine Corps Memorial (approx. one mile away); Chosin Reservoir Veterans Memorial (approx. one mile away); War Dogs Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); 82nd Airborne Division (approx. 1.1 miles away); Military Medical Personnel Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); 77th Infantry Division Reserve Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); American Legion Auxiliary (approx. 1.1 miles away); Francis Cardinal Spellman (approx. 1.1 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Monument is granite marker featuring a relief image of Lindbergh's
Charles A. Lindbergh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 17, 2012
2. Charles A. Lindbergh Marker
plane, "The Spirit of St. Louis" over a map of America and Europe. The text of the marker is on a cloud.
 
Categories. Air & Space
 
Charles A. Lindbergh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 17, 2012
3. Charles A. Lindbergh Marker
Long Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 17, 2012
4. Long Island Marker
In 1927, this was the site of Roosevelt Field, where Lindbergh's flight began.
Charles A. Lindbergh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 17, 2012
5. Charles A. Lindbergh Marker
Spirit of St. Louis image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 11, 2011
6. Spirit of St. Louis
The actual plane used by Charles Lindbergh for the first solo trans-Atlantic flight can be seen at the Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 17, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 949 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 17, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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