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Response to TahitiNut (Reply #33)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 02:08 PM

49. My Grandfather had a cousin who married into the Lindbergh family and knew Charles very well.

In the 20's Charles would fly into small mid Mo town for a chicken dinner. I have a picture of several Jenny's he took but it impossible to tell which was Lindbergh's plane. My Grandfather would pick him up in his Model T and take him to his cousins house and told the story of delivering a wheel from the train station when one fell off his plane.

From here the story gets weird. Lindbergh flew the Spirit of St. Louis over this small town to show his plane. After he became famous few in the town ever heard from him again. During World War 2 Lindbergh shuttled my Uncle to England who introduced himself to Charles when they landed.

My Uncle ended up doing 2 tours in bombers almost unheard of was shot down twice and bailed out as a message courier at least one time. He ended up with 3 clusters on his DFC. He was also in Jimmy Stewart's (who played Charles Lindbergh's) squadron and is pictured with Jimmy getting his DFC on the same day. My Uncle got quite a bit of press at the time. My Grandfather told me the story how German relatives complained to him on the street because my Uncle "was bombing the Fatherland". Where I come from the Bundt and Republicans were the same thing. My Grandfather was defiantly not a Republican and was a friend of both Clarance Cannon and Harry Truman.

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