56 – The Candy Bomber

Today I speak to 98 year old Gail Halvorsen aka “The Candy Bomber” who flew in the Berlin Airlift in 1948.

The Soviets had started a 11-month land blockade against West Berlin. The blockade was broken by a massive U.S.-British airlift of vital supplies to West Berlin. Gail tells an incredible story of an iconic humanitarian mission at the dawn of the Cold War.

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Now back to today’s episode. The line wasn’t great, but I felt so honoured to be able to speak with Gail.

Here’s a another great podcast about the “Candy Bomber” from Nick Anderson our guest from episodes 44 & 49.

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