Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Candy Bomber

Candy Bomber, C-47 Raisinbomber Skytrain, Deutsches Technikmuseum, Kreuzberg, Berlin
Douglas C-47 Skytrain (one of the Raisin Bombers)
Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin (German Museum of Technology)
Trebbiner Straße, Kreuzberg
Berlin, September 2011

See also: Berlin Airlift Monument

“The Berlin Airlift was a triumph of determination and a glorious chapter in Berlin’s post-WWII history. On 24 June 1948, the Soviets cut off all rail and road traffic into the city to force the Western Allies to give up their sectors and bring the entire city under their control. Faced with such provocation, many in the Allied camp urged responses that would have been the opening barrages of WWIII. In the end wiser heads prevailed, and a mere day after the blockade began the US Air Force launched ‘Operation Vittles’. The British followed suit on 28 June with ‘Operation Plane Fare’. ”
(Lonely Planet, Berlin Travel Guide, 6th Edition)

5 comments:

Lalockert said...

Nice!

Theanne and Baron said...

Excellent shot!

cieldequimper said...

When I think of the blockade, tears come to my eyes... I did not get close to this but you can see it from the U-Bahn (which isn't U at that place...)

joo said...

It's superb!

Dina said...

Oh wow.
And the story in your link is very touching. I never heard about the candy/raisin drop.