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First Aid Kit, Lockheed Sirius "Tingmissartoq", Lindbergh

Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum

Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum
Washington, DC, United States

This first aid kit was among the supplies Charles Lindbergh and his wife, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, took on their 1931 flight to the Orient and 1933 survey flights across the North and South Atlantic. Since they were traveling over vast expanses of uninhabited territory where medical attention would be hard to find, even a small injury could have been fatal. Always meticulous planners, Charles and Anne considered this and took a first aid kit to treat small wounds.In December 1933, during the latter part of their survey flights around the Atlantic, the Lindberghs made several unsuccessful takeoff attempts for their flight from Africa to South America as calm winds and seas would not allow their heavily loaded plane to rise. This first aid kit was among the supplies they removed and shipped home from Bathurst, Gambia so they could lighten their load and continue.

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  • Title: First Aid Kit, Lockheed Sirius "Tingmissartoq", Lindbergh
  • Physical Dimensions: 3-D (Open, On Display): 40.3 × 4.3 × 20.5cm (15 7/8 × 1 11/16 × 8 1/16 in.)3-D (Closed): 20.2 × 6.7 × 14.2cm (7 15/16 × 2 5/8 × 5 9/16 in.)
  • External Link: https://airandspace.si.edu/collection/id/nasm_A20030081026
  • Medium: Metal, glass, paper, fabric, cork

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