I got this email yesterday and had to share it with you. Might be short for a post, but it packs a big wallop for me! Here is gratitude, here is remembering history as it was by someone who lived it, a dear German friend of ours whose mother literally fried potatoes in car grease so they could eat:
For me, this week is especially important. Exactly 70 years ago, the Berlin Airlift began by the American Air Force and its allies*. If that had not been the happend, I and my family would most likely be starving. A memorable week and I will remember that every day.
*If you’d like to read up on the Berlin Air Lift, HERE is a book worth reading.
Aircrews from the US Air Force, British Royal Air Force, the Royal Canadian Air Force, the Royal Australian Air Force, the Royal New Zealand Air Force and the South African Air Force, flew over 200,000 flights in one year, providing up to 4700 tons of necessities daily, such as fuel and food, to the Berliners. “Operation Little Vittles,” where Americans dropped gum and candy and delighted the little Berliners was ALL AMERICAN, started by Gail Halvorsen (who is now 97)…and what a story that is!