The Candy Bombers: The Untold Story of the Berlin Airlift and America's Finest Hour
Title: The Candy Bombers: The Untold Story of the Berlin Airlift and America's Finest Hour
Author: Andrei Cherny
(Thnx for the recommendation Maggie!) Non-fiction that shows America at her finest in post-World War II occupied Germany. Extensive history of the “second-string” pilots & participants who at the height of the Airlift were making drops of vital supplies (including candy to the children) every seven minutes!
-Laura at KDL’s Plainfield Township branch
Amazon Description: The Candy Bombers is the true tale of the ill- assorted group of castoffs and second-stringers who saved millions of desperate people from a dire threat. By feeding and supplying West Berlin by air for nearly a year, these brave men won the hearts of America’s defeated enemies, and inspired people around the world to believe in America’s fundamental goodness. Their valor and kind acts helped the country avoid World War III, and won the greatest battle of the Cold War-without firing a shot.