Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Gail Halvorsen, a C-52 Skymaster pilot also known as the "Berlin Candy Bomber," recently attended the reopening ceremony of the Berlin Airlift Memorial outside Frankfurt International Airport, Germany. Halvorsen and his fellow pilots dropped 23 tons of candy with makeshift parachutes from his C-54 as part of the Berlin Airlift, which delivered more than 2 million tons of food to the blockaded 2.5 million citizens of West Berlin between June 1948 and September 1949. For more information on the Berlin Airlift, including instructional materials, visit the Truman Library website, the Department of State website, the Air Force Historical Division website, and the Berlin Airlift Veterans Association website.
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