CityBeat Podcast 31: The Berlin Candy Bomber

On this episode we'll hear from Col. Gail Halvorsen, the original candy bomber from the 1948 Berlin Airlift.

When the Soviet Union launched their 1948 blockade of West Berlin, the United States began the Berlin Airlift to bring supplies to West Berlin. Halvorsen launched his own initiative within the Airlift — dropping miniature parachutes with candy to German children in what was later known as Operation Little Vittles. Halvorsen spoke at Northern Kentucky University on Oct. 14.

His presentation was recorded with permission.


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