Wednesday, February 27, 2019
During the Berlin Airlift 200 230 415 km (124 420 813 miles) were flown in a total of 277 804 flights.
Friday, January 18, 2019
Colonel Gail Seymour "Hal" Halvorsen is a retired officer and command pilot in the United States Air Force. He is best known as the "Berlin Candy Bomber" and gained fame for dropping candy to German children during the Berlin Airlift from 1948 to 1949.
His story directly inspired the Chapter 22 - The Candy Bomber in the historical novel "Eagles Over Berlin".
Here below Tom Brokaw's interview with Gail Halvorsen :
Monday, January 7, 2019
January 1949 :
The first American airlift participants begin rotating back to their home bases. The British begin evacuating Berlin children in planes that have unloaded their cargo.