JFK+50: Volume 6, No. 1837AIR HERO CALLS FOR NEGOTIATIONS WITH ADOLF HITLER
Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) Seventy-five years ago today, January 23, 1941, Charles A. Lindbergh*, who made the 1st solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927, testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee that it was his view the United States should negotiate with Adolf Hitler.
In addition, "Lucky Lindy" also was critical of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Lend Lease program to assist the allies in the war against Germany.
Despite his stand for negotiations with Germany almost a year before his country entered World War II, Lindbergh would fly fifty combat missions over the Pacific.
*Charles Augustus Lindbergh (1902-1974) was born in Detroit, MI and grew up near Little Falls, MN. His father, Charles A. Lindbergh, Sr. served as a U.S. congressman from 1907-1917. CAL attended the University of Wisconsin, served in the US Army & graduated first in his class in flight-training school.
CAL joined the American First Committee in 1941 and flew combat missions as a civilian in WWII. He died of cancer in Hawaii.
"Charles A. Lindbergh, Biography," www.charleslindbergh.com/
Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) Forty-three years ago today, January 23, 1973, President Richard M. Nixon announced that his Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, and North Vietnamese envoy, Le Duc Tho, had agreed to "end the war and bring peace with honor..."
This settlement, known as "The Paris Peace Accords", set January 27, 1973, at seven pm (EST) for a "cease-fire" to begin.
All POWs were to be released and all American and foreign troops were to be removed in sixty days.