This time of year is so full of fun . . . and candy. Candy abounds! The shelves at the store are lined with brightly colored packages. Children are dreaming of how much they will get after they go trick-or-treating. In our neck of the woods everyone from doctor’s offices to banks are passing candy out to any child that comes in. There is so much candy it seems to be falling from the sky.
Did you know that 65 years ago candy did fall from the sky? It wasn’t banks or doctor’s offices passing out the candy but pilots following the lead of then Lieutenant Gail Halvorsen, affectionately known by the children of Berlin, Germany as “Uncle Wiggly Wings” and the “Chocolate Pilot.” He earned those names because of the candy he dropped from his cargo plane as it approached Tempelhof grounds in Berlin. He was part of the Berlin Airlift, or Operation Vittles as it was known in the USA, that occurred from 1948-1949.
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