Capt. Lincoln A. "Linc" Dexter. Jr.

8/13/36 - 2/1/20

dexter-1b.jpg Photo courtesy of Capt. George Conway

Capt. Linc Dexter graduated from Boston's Wentworth Institute of Aviation Technology and then joined the U.S. Navy in 1956. He trained as a pilot and flew fixed‑wing aircraft and helicopters. In 1959, he carried a distinguished passenger, Winston Churchill, from Nice, France to the U.S.S. Randolph. Churchill then invited Linc and his crew to dinner. Linc later served at Pensacola Naval Air Station as flight instructor, maintenance officer, and test pilot. By the time he left the Navy, Linc had made more than 1,500 carrier landings.

After leaving the Navy, Linc flew for Seaboard and Flying Tigers for 19 years. After he retired, he remained extremely active in aviation, particularly with warbirds. He owned a T‑28 and often flew the E.A.A.'s (Experimental Aircraft Association) B‑17. In 2001, he was inducted into the E.A.A. Hall of Fame, Warbirds of America division. He is survived by his sister, Harriett Dempsey; his children Deborah St Cyr, Gregory Dexter, Terri Bremmon, Jane Haines; 9 grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren.

Linc is seen here in 2009 at the SPAR reunion in Charleston, S.C.

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