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For over 50 years our contributor has cherished an object he inherited from his late father. It’s a piece of fabric in Plexiglass with signatures of Charles Lindbergh and Igor Sikorsky and dated August 1943.
His father said the fabric came from the Spirit of St. Louis, the airplane Lindbergh flew non-stop from New York to Paris in 1927.
But why would helicopter inventor Igor Sikorsky sign this fabric? Since his father died when he was just a teen, our contributor didn’t have a chance to ask more about this souvenir.
History Detectives investigates.
Henry Ford Museum
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Dearborn, MI 48124-4088
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