Illustration of Charles Lindbergh's face with the airplane, Spirit of St. Louis, in the background on a tan circular background. Black text on a white outer border.
The year 1977 was the 50th anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's historic 1927 flight from North America to mainland Europe. Lindbergh is famous for being the first person to pilot a nonstop transatlantic flight solo. In addition to his success as an aviator and explorer, he was also a military officer in the Army Air Corps Reserve. He was awarded the Model of honor for his flight.