now we were delivering bread to maintain that peace.irlift pilots was colonel halvorsen, although he was a lieutenant back then. on his day off, he came across some german children gathered att. >> it was a tough time for kids in berlin. most of them had single parents. parents were killed -- theer during the >> he knew they were hungry. all he had in his pocket to give them were two sticks of gum. he was touched by how the kidsicks into tiny pieces so that each could get a share. that gave him an idea. he told them to watch for his plane the next day.s wings as he came in for landing. >> and i said, "you come back and stand in the space between the bombed-out buildings and the then the runway. stand in that open place. and when i come over your head to land -- i'll just be in the air a ways -- i'll drop enough chocolate out of the airplane a piece." >> during the night, he turned handkerchiefs into candy parachutes. as he approached the airport theis wings, and the legend of the candy bomber began. every time he flew to berlin, he and his crew would drop candy to kids waiting below.
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