Page 1. As she was
Page 3. Multimedia
Above, Owner, Pilot and the man who brought "911" back to
life, George Lancaster ( Pictured left ) Pictured with the "NC's" Co-pilot Jerry Tate (Piedmont
Airlines, US Air Retired) Entitled "SPIRIT OF NORTH CAROLINA"
this aircraft’s nose art honors:
“Those Men and Women Who Gave Their Lives During
WWII, Korean War, Viet Nam, and Other Conflicts”
The above three shots are of Robert Lindley, historian
for the "Spirit"
Thanks to Greg Morehead for some great shots of the
Spirit of North Carolina
After receiving her in Green/Grey, Mr. Lancaster decided
to have her painted in the Black/Red of the 13th B/S "Devil's Own Grim Reapers". I volunteered to be
the historian and was able to make a wonderful contact with the Korean War era 13th Association and with his input have
been able to fine tune/hone our presentation to honorably represent them at airshows. At the same time I began to research
our own aircraft's history which is every bit as interesting so I became a busy fellow as 'historian'.
I have been DEEPLY honored to have
been invited to attend the annual reunions of the 13th Bomb Squadron. It is something accorded to a very select group
of civilians. Now I have now met hundreds of men who flew and worked on the Invaders in Korea. I have heard
their stories as well as those of some who have since passed on. As well, I have met numerous great people over the
Internet and it is they who have provided me with information and photos not only of the 13th but all I have regarding our
own bird's prior experiences.
--- Robert Lindley
The above four shots show the Spirit of NC at the Winston Salem, North Carolina show
in Sept '08