In 1927, Charles Lindburgh became an American hero, when he won the Orteig Prize for completing the first non-stop flight from New York City to Paris. Six other men had lost their lives, attempting to win this prize. Because of this feat, Lindburgh gained lifelong notoriety and fame. Because of this fame, his 20-month old son, Charles Lindburgh, Jr., was kidnapped on the night of March 1, 1932. Unfortunately, his son was killed in the kidnapping and this tragedy was called, “The Crime of the Century.”
When Lindburgh landed in Paris, after leaving New York in is his single engine plane, a crowd of 15,000 awaited him and literally, carried him out of the cockpit and onto their shoulders.
This is a short clip, interviewing Lindburgh, upon his triumphant arrival on the USS Memphis battleship, arriving back in the United States.