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Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlift's Chocolate Pilot
The first donations were from the crew, dropped with their handkerchief parachutes. As more and more people found out, the donations and accolades began pouring in from the Allies, as well as from personal letters addressed to "Onkel Wackelflugel" (Uncle Wiggly Wings) or Der Schokoladen-Flieger (The Chocolate Pilot).
A fascinating, true-life story of the man who started "Operation Little Vittles", as well as the Berlin children he influenced, this biography is filled with photographs and written simply enough for even young children to be taken in by the care one man showed. 110 indexed pages, softcover.
|Title: Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlift's Chocolate Pilot|
By: Michael O. Tunnell
Number of Pages: 110
Publication Date: 2010
|Dimensions: 9 X 7.38 (inches)|
Weight: 11 ounces
Stock No: WW893374
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What began as a one-time gesture of compassion turned into an official U.S. Air Force operation. "Operation Little Vittles" grew, as more and more pilots volunteered to drop the parachutes, and donations of candy and cloth poured in from all over. This inspiring story of one mans contribution to the rebuilding of a country after war is a unique look at history.
Illustrated with archival photographs, personal photographs from Lt. Gail Halvorsenthe Chocolate Pilotletters, and documents, Candy Bomber is an important and interesting addition to studies of World War II.
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