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A Candy Bomber’s Christmas: Berlin 1948

  “Onkel Wackelflügel” (Uncle Wiggly Wings) was the name children called Gail Halvorsen. During the Berlin Airlift, Halvorsen flew a cargo plane carrying supplies into Berlin, deep in the Soviet sector of Germany. One day while exploring the city, he saw a group of children lined up behind a fence at Tempelhof airport. He realized they were surviving on the …

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