The Herald (www.heraldextra.com) recently published an article about Candy Bomber Gail Halvorsen who shares his thoughts about freedom. 95 year old Halvorsen was serving as a ‘Rosinenbomber’ pilot back in 1948, supplying West-Berlin with food and goods – and candy bars when Berlin was blocked by russian forces. For the 67th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift Halvorsen will ‘re-enact’ the Airlift in his hometown Orem – planning to fly over Orem on July 3 and drop candy bars from the plane.
Read the full story over at heraldextra.com:
“Candy Bomber shares thoughts about freedom on 67th anniversary of Berlin Airlift”
See also this video for a short introduction on the Berlin Airlift and the Candy Bomber Gail Halvorse:
- Berlin Info 101: Berlin Airlift Facts and Figures
- “Page about Berlin Blockade and the Berlin Airlift at en.wikipedia.org“