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"Lucky Lindy Finds A Hole"
Robertson Aircraft Corp. DH-4 mailplane - Charles A. Lindbergh, Pilot
Painted by Raymond D. Crane
SPORT AVIATION magazine back cover, January 1989
Ever since seeing the movie "The Spirit of St. Louis" many years ago, I've had an interest in learning all I can about the early Air Mail Pioneers of the 1920s, and in particular the CAM-2 airmail route flown by Charles Lindbergh as Chief Pilot for the Robertson Aircraft Corporation of St. Louis, Missouri.  Over the years I've collected a few pictures of the CAM-2 operations, and I am sharing them on this web site.  If you have additional information or pictures on this subject, please consider sharing it on this web site.  Contact me at          Sincerely, Mike Gretz

More Pictures ... DH-4
Robertson Aircraft Corporation

The Birth of CAM-2

Lambert Field

Robertson DH-4 Artwork
Movie CAM-2 DH-4

Later Robertson DH-4 NC-3857

Lindbergh Hits The Silk...Twice!
September 16, 1926
November 3, 1926
Lindbergh grounded?
Who was William P. MacCracken?

Recommended Reading:
"Air Mail, An Illustrated History" by Donald B. Holmes; Clarkson N. Potter, Inc./Publishers, 1981
"American Air Mail Catalogue Volume 3"; American Air Mail Society, 1978
"An Airman's Odyssey, Walt Braznell and the Pilots He Led into the Jet Age" by William Braznell; University of Missouri Press, 2001
"Autobiography of Values" by Charles A. Lindbergh; Harcourt Brace Jovanovich; 1976
"Charles Lindbergh, An Airman, his Aircraft, and his Great Flights" by R.E.G. Davies; Paladwr Press, 1997
"City of Flight, The History of Aviation in St. Louis" by James J. Horgan; The Patrice Press, 1984
"DeHavillan DH-4, From Flaming Coffin to Living Legend" by Walter J. Boyne; Smithsonian Institution Press, 1984
"DH-4B and DH-4M" by Kenn C. Rust; Aero Album vol. 4, no. 2; Summer 1971
"Flying The Mail" by Donald Dale Jackson; The Epic of Flight Series; Time-Life Books, Alexandria, Virginia
"Lindbergh" by A.Scott Berg; G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1998
"Mr. Mac, William P. MacCracken Jr." by Michael Osborn and Joseph Riggs; Southern College of Optometry, 1970
"One Pilot's Log, The Career of E.L. Slonnie Sloniger" by Jerrold E. Sloniger; Howell Press, 1997
"Saga of the U.S. Air Mail Service 1918-1927" by Dale Nielson; Air Mail Pioneers Inc.; 1962
"The American DH-4"; Profile Publications Number 97
"The Spirit of St. Louis" by Charles A. Lindbergh; Charles Scribner's Sons, 1953

Also check out:
Air Mail Pioneers