C-54, Rosinen Bomber, being lifted into the Berlin Airlift Memorial at Rhein Main AB, Germany

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Leo Roundtree on November 28, 2007

In 1990, airmen at Rhein Main AB, Germany undertook the restoration of a C-54 aircraft similar to the one flown by Lt. Gail Halvorsen in the Berlin Airlift. Known as "The Chocolate Flyer," "Uncle Wiggle Wings," and "The Raisin Bomber" (ROSINEN-BOMBER, Halvorsen became famous for dropping sweets, suspended on tiny parachutes, for Berlin kids.

The restoration was completed in August 1990 and the "Rosinen Bomber" was hoisted into place at the Rhein Main Luftbruecke (Air Bridge) Memorial on August 28th.

R.Eisele on April 29, 2008


Leo Roundtree on April 30, 2008


Thank you for visiting my gallery and the compliment.

I was very lucky to be in the right place at the right time to record this event.

Greetings, Leo

>| Micha |< on August 25, 2008

Hello Leo, nice shot for remember a very difficult situation for Berlin. Here you can see the same part in Berlin (on right side), but I hope we never need this again, because it was a very dangerous time!

my best reagards from germany Micha

Leo Roundtree on August 25, 2008


Yes, it was a very difficult and dangerous time. But, thanks to the very brave people of Berlin and the pilots who flew these missions, Berlin was saved. I was proud to be at Rhein Main when the wall came down. It was a great moment for Germany. I was very moved to see grown men cry while watching it on TV.

I hope this is not too political. That was not my intention in taking these photos. Only to record a historic event.

Best wishes, Leo

>| Micha |< on August 26, 2008

Hello ** Leo**, oh no, is not to political. I was at 1989 in Berlin and I remember the time in this situation too. It was a great moment for europe, I think so. And pictures are for remembering!

my best regards from germany Micha

Leo Roundtree on August 26, 2008

Thank you, Micha.

Warmest regards, Leo

Luca Salieri on August 26, 2008

Hello Leo i I saw it on TV but your pisc better :-)

Cheers, Luka

Leo Roundtree on August 26, 2008


Thank you very much for the nice compliment. I did not realize this was on TV. I was very lucky to be passing on my way to work and went back home for my camera. These are the only pictures of this event that I know of.

Cheers, Leo

Sigurtor Holm on December 20, 2008

Great shots. You were very lucky to capture this. Great set. Greetings from Iceland, Sig.

Leo Roundtree on December 20, 2008

Thank you, Sig.

Greetings from America, Leo

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Leo Roundtree on November 6, 2010

Thank you, Piotr, for your visit and kind words.

Greetings from Spokane, Washington, USA Leo

GasGasL€X on October 12, 2011

What a nice photo, right place at the right time..

Leo Roundtree on October 12, 2011

Thank you, GasGas. I think I have the only photos of this event. I wrote and offered them to the Luftbreucke Association, but never heard back from them. Pity.

Greetings, Leo

HAMANA on February 20, 2013

This is fantastic information. The Berlin airlift was going on during my early childhood. My best friend lives in Berlin and she remembers that time, she is a few years older than I am.

I lived in Frankfurt for one year and was aware of the Rhein Main AB.

Great fun to see your photo, Leo.

Best wishes,


Leo Roundtree on February 21, 2013

Thank you Doerthe,

We were stationed at Rhein Main AB from 1989-1994, an amazing time in Germany's history. We took our son and five of his friends to Berlin in July 1990 for the Pink Floyd concert, eight months after the fall of the Berlin Wall. It was a very exciting and educational trip. We hope to go back to Germany someday as we loved our time there very much.

Best wishes, Leo

Leo Roundtree on April 2, 2014

Thank you, Gunda Wolfgang, for your visit and Like.

Best wishes, Leo

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