- "While everyone else in the world seems to be ecstatic over this Lindberg[sic] fellow, it is the papyrus unearthed at Kozra that has claimed my undivided attention."
- ―Henry Walton Jones, Senior[src]
Charles Lindbergh was a famous aviator.
The first man who flew non-stop from Europe to America, Charles Lindbergh's feat in May 1927 caused a worldwide sensation. Dr. Henry Jones did not share the enthusiasm, however, as he was more interested in other matters.
Lindbergh also gained public attention when his infant son was kidnapped in the 1930s and found dead. Bruno Hauptmann was convicted and executed for the crime.
The aviator was later ostracized after speaking for US neutrality during World War II which was interpreted as being pro-Nazi. However, he did go on to fight during the conflict against the Japanese over the Pacific.
Behind the scenes
Aviatrix Amelia Earhart would later be nicknamed "Lady Lindy" after Charles Lindbergh.
The World of Indiana Jones which briefly summarizes Lindbergh's history does not mention of his outspoken antisemitism. Franklin D. Roosevelt, whose regime Lindbergh was a noted critic of, publicly dismissed Lindbergh's stance to keep America out of World War II calling him a "defeatist and appeaser". Lindbergh resigned his military commission in protest. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Lindbergh joined the war effort as a civilian, unable to regain his rank, and took part in the Pacific Theater against the Japanese.
The reference to Charles Lindbergh in the Grail Diary is minor, where Henry Jones misspells his name as Lindberg in an entry dated May 29, 1927. Other than the name and date (Lindbergh performed his feat in 1927), there is not much context to identify "Lindberg".
A line in the Fate of Atlantis comic, set in 1939, suggests that Lindbergh and his family flew from America over the Atlantic "five years ago". As with the Grail Diary, little context is given, but it likely refers to their 1935 hasty and secretive "flight to Europe" (by ship) to escape press attention in the wake of the Lindbergh kidnapping.
- Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis comic (Indirect mention)
- Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar (Mentioned only) (As "Charles L.")