Douglas Corrigan

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Birthday
22, 1907
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Dec 9, 1995 (88)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
22, 1907
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Dec 9, 1995 (88)

About

Became more than just another aviator after he piloted a flight from Brooklyn, New York all the way to Ireland though the flight was intended to return back to Long Beach, California. He claimed it was a navigational error but it is assumed to have been deliberate.

Before Fame

He was about 18 years-old when he started taking flying lessons and made his first solo flight on March 25, 1986.

Trivia

He was one of the builders of the Charles Lindbergh commissioned Spirit of St. Louis aircraft.

Family Life

He was given the name Clyde Groce Corrigan after his father but changed it to Douglas later in his life.

Associated With

He viewed Charles Lindbergh as a hero.