Candy bomber: the story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot"

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After World War II the United States and Britain airlifted food and supplies into Russian-blockaded West Berlin. US Air Force Lieutenant Gail S. Halvorsen knew the children of the city were suffering. To lift their spirits, he began dropping chocolate and gum by parachute.Michael O. Tunnell tells an inspiring tale of candy and courage, illustrated with Lt. Halvorsen's personal photographs, as well as letters and drawings from the children of Berlin to their beloved "Uncle Wiggly Wings."
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display_description "World War II was over, and Berlin was in ruins. US Air Force Lieutenant Gail Halvorsen knew the children of the city were suffering. They were hungry and afraid. The young pilot wanted to help, but what could one man in one plane do?"--dust jacket flap.
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subject_facet Berlin (Germany) -- History -- Blockade, 1948-1949, Berlin (Germany) -- History -- Blockade, 1948-1949 -- Juvenile literature
title_display Candy bomber : the story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot"
title_full Candy Bomber The Story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot", Candy bomber : the story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot" / Michael O. Tunnell
title_short Candy bomber :
title_sub the story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot"
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