Aviator Charles Lindbergh talks to U.S. Navy officers aboard USS Saratoga, and takes off in a biplane fighter bomber.
Pacific Ocean Date:1929, February 8 Duration:3 min 32 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Aviator Charles Lindbergh aboard USS Saratoga (CV-3) in the Pacific near the Panama Canal. Charles Lindbergh seen in a Boeing F3B-1 carrier based fighter bomber (BuNo A-7739) from Bombing Squadron VB-2B aboard the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga. Lindbergh visited the USS Saratoga on 8 February 1929. He was aboard for two days and while he was there he was invited to fly the new Boeing F3B-1. The VB-2B made him an honorary member of the squadron. U.S. Navy officers talk to Lindbergh on the deck of Saratoga, including Admiral Joseph Mason Reeves (aka "Bull" Reeves), A.P. Storrs, and W.V. Davis. Pilots pose for a photo with Lindbergh. Lindbergh seated in the aircraft. Squadron emblem of Felix the cat holding a spherical bomb is painted on side of plane. Plane takes off from the carrier deck. Lindbergh, U.S. Military and Navy officials aboard Saratoga talk to each other. Another naval ship can be seen in the sea. Bow of the aircraft carrier.
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