Airlift’s ‘Spirit of Freedom’ flies on

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Posted: October 1, 2012

The Winchester Star

Dan Nemeth-Barath of Frederick County looks at the cockpit of the “Spirit of Freedom” Douglas C-54 plane that was at the Winchester Regional Airport on Saturday. The plane is a flying museum dedicated to preserving the history of the Berlin Airlift. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
Bill Shepherd (left) of Winchester and his son, Chris Shepherd of Strasburg, read about the history of the Berlin Airlift inside the “Spirit of Freedom” at the Winchester Regional Airport on Saturday.

WINCHESTER — Gabriel Charles ran through the more than 60-year-old cargo plane Saturday without any idea of the history stored within its wings.

“Does this plane have guns?” the 4-year-old asked…



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