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'Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlift's ''Chocolate Pilot'''

'Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlift's ''Chocolate Pilot'''

Book Details
  • Author: Michael O. Tunnell
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge
  • Published: 2010-07-01
  • Edition: Illustrated
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A true story of chocolate, bubble gum, and hope.

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."

Back matter includes a biographical note, a historical note, a source list, an index, and a note from the author.

Click here to see a short film about the Berlin Airlift, created and narrated by Gail Halvorsen.

Read more about Gail Halvorsen, the other candy bombers, and other American heroes during the Berlin Airlift in Andrei Cherney's The Candy Bombers

This book is good for your brain because:
World History, Government, Genre Study, Non-fiction narrative

The More Than Words double bottom line: Every purchase provides hands on job training opportunities, and all revenue supports our nonprofit to empower youth to take charge of their lives.

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