Candy bomber- Pilot live!!!
Do you know what a candy bomber is? Nope? Then you are exactly right. We take you on an exciting transatlantic journey into time...
The Berlin Airlift 1948/49, which you know from most of the history books? You know, that was after 2nd World War, when West Berlin was sealed off from the Soviet Union and the city could only be provided from the air by U.S. and British aircraft. Otherwise the Berliners wouldn't have had anything to eat and they would have froze.
Gail Halvorsen from the USA, who was there then as a pilot and made sure that the children of Berlin not only received vital food, but also candy. He is now almost 90 years old!
And now imagine, he gave a great interview to some children of primary school in the Taunus district in Berlin-Lichtenrade via the Internet!
Out with the boring history books and get it into the classroom via webcam!
Hey, that was exciting for everyone. And he even wore his uniform, which he then, in 1948, had on, when he flew constantly to and from Berlin, with the aircraft, which the Berliner's soon affectionately called: "Candy Bomber".
Here, you can also be present, as Gail explains, what happened at that time, 60 years ago, and what he himself experienced.