Charles Lindbergh Dies

.After being diagnosed with terminal cancer in 1974, he flew with his family from New York to Maui and he died at his home there a few days later on August 26th 1974.

He is buried in the churchyard at Palapala Ho'omau Congregational Church, Kipahulu on the Old Hana Highway, just a few miles south of Hana. The inscription on his tombstone reads "...If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea."

Practically everyone knows that Charles Lindbergh made the famous solo flight to Paris in 1929; he was born in Detroit on February 4, 1902, spent some of his youth in Little Falls, Minnesota, and was involved in the unsuccessful campaign for U.S. Senate by his father. Many are also aware of his barnstorming days, his self-imposed exile, his controversial participation in political movements, and finally his interest in environmental causes. Many also remember that he married Ann Morrow, the daughter of the American ambassador to Mexico and partner of J.P. Morgan. He died in Hawaii in 1974.

In October of 1972, Lindbergh learned that he had cancer. Despite radiation treatments, the flier died on August 26, 1974. Having settled in Hawaii in the late 1960s, he was buried in the Palapala Ho'omau Church Cemetery, in the village of Kipahulu on the island of Maui.