Lindbergh Elementary was named in 1956 in honor of Charles Lindbergh.
Charles Lindbergh (1902-1974) was raised on a farm by a congressman and a lawyer. Before he left school to pursue aviation, he studied mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan. He became a daredevil pilot and performed at events like fairs. He was an officer in the Air Corps Reserve, and served in World War II despite disagreeing with the war. Lindbergh flew the first solo transatlantic flight on May 21, 1927. He flew the Spirit of St. Louis, from Nebraska to Paris when he was only 25 years old. He was also an environmentalist.
In addition to his accomplishments in aviation, Lindbergh wrote many books, including We, his bestselling autobiography about his flight. Lindbergh also invented a medical device that eventually led to the creation of the heart-lung machine.
Lindbergh demonstrated the community value of excellence, evidenced by the hard work he put in to become an exceptional pilot.
Lindbergh Elementary School
931 S. 89 E. Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74112