Old airplane flying through the mountains

June 17, 1927

Lindbergh flew the Spirit of St. Louis back to its home at Lambert Flying Field.  Twenty planes accompanied Lindbergh and steamboat and railroad whistles shrieked their welcomes.  From Lambert it went to the Smithsonian.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.