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Donald Hall’s expertise in navy aviation engineering was unsurpassed for the time. This was a remarkable asset to Charles Lindbergh unlike any other engineer. Hall had recently been involved with the Douglas World Cruiser flight, having worked with Jack Northrup and Donald Douglas in Santa Monica. This engineering experience included the fuel system and challenges of naval flight and navigation.
His commitment to to the project and precision have cemented his place in aviation history. He worked 80 to 90 hour work weeks for eight weeks. This included multiple days of over 24 hours strait as seen on his time sheet. His remarkable contributions continue to inspire aviation enthusiasts, pilots, and history buffs to this day.
Explore his photography and enjoy the captivating story of Donald Hall and the Spirit of St. Louis, a testament to the audacious spirit of adventure and the remarkable achievements of early aviation pioneers.