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candy bomber at Rhein-main air base germany

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    I had the chance to meet him back in 1989 at the Rhein main air base back in Germany for a ceremony for the berlin airlift.After the ceremony was able to get his picture sign.
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    Chris great photo could you tell us the back ground story of the candy bomber . Gary

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    THere is a wikipedia page on him.
    Gail Halvorsen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Dan

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    THere is a wikipedia page on him.
    Gail Halvorsen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Dan
    Thank you for the link Dan.
    chris

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    Thats very cool Chris thanks for showing

    Eric
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    Thats very cool Chris thanks for showing

    Eric
    Thank you Eric,I just brought back from storage in TN
    chris

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    I just love the story of this pilot,show how Americans are.
    Just like in France many kids in ww2 remenber US GIs giving them candy something that stay with them all their life.
    chris

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    I got talking to an old German guy in a pub about a mile away from Tempelhof airport, he was a kid when the Berlin airlift was on, he was telling me word of the candybomber spread like wildfire and there were even kids from the Russian sector hanging around Tempelhof.
    The old guy said he never actually got any air dropped candy or chocolate, but just the thought of a chance of getting some was exciting. Gail Halvorsen sure did cheer a lot of kids up!...
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



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    He was a very nice guy,very friendly.
    chris

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