San Diego Honors Double Eagles
by Beatrice Potters
|San Diego welcomed back its favorite
sons in a ticker tape parade down Broadway. Edward Balboa and Charles Lindbergh had safely
returned from their historic flight to Paris.
Only a week before, Edward and Charles had taken off in their Navy PB-M Seaplane bound for Paris. Landing back in San Diego bay, the two were treated to a hero's' welcome. Included in the motorcade up Broadway, was Edward's grandfather Rocky, and Charles' parents Fred & Ethel.
It was a bittersweet event for a grieving Edward who had just learned that his bride had been declared missing over the Pacific in her around the world flight attempt. Edward and Amelia had been married the day before each of them had taken off on their respective air adventures. An imposing bronze statue in Balboa Park commemorates San Diego's sweetheart aviatrix.