Vintage planes take flight in Germany to commemorate Berlin airlift
Contributed by NAMPA / DPA.
Berlin (dpa) - To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the end of the Berlin airlift, a small fleet of vintage "candy bomber" airplanes took off from western Germany's Erbenheim on Thursday, headed for the town of Fassberg in the north.
Gail Halvorsen, a 98-year-old former US pilot who took part in the airlift, arrived Wednesday in Fassberg.
In June 1948, the Soviet Union cut off all streets, train access and waterways between West Berlin, which was embedded within East Germany, and the rest of Wes ...