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.

Joaquín Vilas on March 12, 2009

The Memorial is similar to the existent in front the main entrance of the Berlin Tempelhof Airport.

Now you are at my selection of favourites.

Leo Roundtree on March 12, 2009

Joaquin,

I am ho0nored to be added to your favorites list.

I know of the Memorial at Tempelhof but, have never seen it. I went to Berlin only one time, shortly after the wall came down and only for two days.

I feel very lucky to have had my camera when this historic event took place. These are the only photos of the addition of the Rosinen Bomber to the Luftbruecke that I know of.

Best wishes, Leo

Joaquín Vilas on March 12, 2009

Have you at Panoramio any photos of the Berlin Wall?

Leo Roundtree on March 12, 2009

Joaquin,

I have a few photos of four foot sections of the Wall in a field where they were placed after being torn down. But, I have not posted any of them on Panoramio because they are not very good. Thank you for asking.

Greetings, Leo

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