1948: The Berlin airlift and the story of ‘the candy bombers’

The battle between communism and freedom has many chapters, from people jumping The Berlin Wall to Mariel in 1980.

We remember a great moment from the 20th century:

On this day in 1948, U.S. and British pilots begin delivering food and supplies by airplane to Berlin after the city is isolated by a Soviet Union blockade.

The pilots came to be known as “the candy bombers.” They dropped candy for the children in their supply bags.

It was one of President Truman’s finest moments!

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