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I The National Capital Today Welcomes the Nation ’s Great Hero of the Air ■' . —.— * ' COL. LINDBERGH BOARDING THE MEMPHIS FOlt HIS TRIUMPHANT HOMEWARD VOYAGE. Officers and bluejackets standing a*’ attention as the famous young flyer boards the American cruiser at Cherbourg to return to the honors awaiting him In his homeland for hist epochal achievement in aviation. The men of the Memphis, who are getting their first glimpse of the Nation's famous son here, came to know, > through their association with him on the voyage over, those qualities of unassuming modesty and simplicity which have added doubly to the \ 1 luster of his ndme in his day of tribute. f Copyright by P. &A. Photos. \ \ ' | ———■— pa— —■ ■*» ' ■■■""— l . 1 j.%; v<wt£, -vv. ; t ||| . BBf , * ajifwojtN)ftw/d3P|g f mt jdsg: ■ raiflaßK3§Ba»&*£ay jy SSjgwgoal'lßWßP^ ’*' CHERBOURG HONORS THE FLYER BEFORE HIS DEPARTURE FOR AMERICA. Col. Lindbergh is shown here in the car with French aviation officers, who conducted him to the City Hall In Cherbourg for the city’s welcome as he arrived there to go aboard the Memphis. This was the last French town to have the opportunity to see and welcome the flyer before his departure homeward and the citizens made ‘ the most of it during his brief stay there. Wide World Photos. * * | DESTRO\"ER CONVOY MEETS COL. LINDBERGH’S “PRIVATE WARSHIP” OFF CAPES. The cruiser Memphis proceeding toward Cape Henry under convoy of destroyers which went out yesterday aftemobfo to form an honor escort for the warship as it neared the cape with its distinguished passenger. The flyer’s sighting of the destroyers from the bridge of the Memphis was his first foretaste of the honors the Nation ~ «**fci*-ia**t‘. -f^u.-.-.-r’»Bg-aws<iijefr*A.att» -M L ~*jfe '■' *-. . _,,- •• - -.. . --j_ '• "y„-• «.._j. iy -_ •'• .'•■• -K.. . * • •-«*■- .' r^B y^yjVJw.^l^^i^ x •a£'i^•^ll , ■ •». .i ....i.’«• .„ • . . ' ;^.- ''■*»- THE EVEMiyq STAR. WASHINGTON, D. C„ SATr~RDAT. JUNE If, 1927.' cm Hfrg iff Mb jf n Mmmrn wm'<' • 00$% r ,| I r «*- ■ ' ~ l„ ll M.ii..lffl»„, ■l■■l■■l.■| l ,-• 4 n iMinmi i Tumi Til MRS. LINDBERGH ARRIVES AS WHITE HOUSE GUEST. Col. Lindbergh’s mother, Mrs. Evangeline Lindbergh, smilingly faces s battery of cameramen from the steps of the temporary White House as she arrives to be the guest of President and Mrs. Coolidge. With her are Lieut. Francis Grayling, White House aide, and I. A. Hoover, chief White House usher. . • Copyright by Harris A Ewing. - • ■■iiggpr ■ , •Jj& J . f ywgffifagßi UffiimwffifflaSS&iSSmugt*. sy | . si** ' - .'' : . >' ' •, t . • * *v-4 '.yT^yw N . '- *... >v „y •/;; Av.liß GREETING THE OFFICERB OF THE MEMPHIS JUST AFTER BOARDING THE CRUISER. Col. Lindbergh receives a warm handshake from each as he passes down the line of officers on the Memphis after going aboard the warship at Cherbourg. By giving him the “run of the ship” on the return voyage, the officer personnel of the Memphis paid the first honor accorded him under the American flag after his sensational flight had won the plaudits of the world and the prized decorations of the foreign nations which received him. • Copyright by P. &A. Photos. : v. GOING UP THE GANGWAY OF THE CRUISER MEMPHIS FOR THE VOYAGE HOME. The launch which carried Col. Lindbergh Vp the cruiser as she lay at anchor off Cherbourg is seen here at the side of the ship as the flyer ascends the gangway to meet his naval companions of the historic voyage homeward. The launch also carried bulky packages of gifts which Lindbergh received from officials and plain citlhpns of the nations which acclaimed him abroad. I| was the delay, to thf »rrival of the gifts which held up the cgjJser’s departure for several houuu -r v: - - ™«&» mm mm m2* TONS OF MAIL ARMVE FOR DELIVERY TO DAY TO THE RETURNING HERO. Here Is a small portion of the bales of and gifts sent to Col. Lindbergh from admiring citizens throughout the Nation, which the Post OftyC® Department placed In three large trucks to form part of the welcoming procession from the Navy Ya*d. Standing by the mail bags are Postmaster General New (at left), who will personally “deliver” the mail V o Coi. Lindbergh; Post master Mooney (center) and W. I. Glover, second assistant postmaster general iw charge of air mail. Copyright by Harris & Ewing.