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Berlin Airlift Tour meets with Team McConnell

Members of the Berlin Airlift Tour stopped by and met with members of Team McConnell, Sept. 27, 2019, McConnell Air Force Base, Kan.  The Berlin Airlift was a humanitarian airlift effort that broke the Soviet Union’s blockade of West Berlin, shattering  previous airlift records. The operation was initiated by the U.S. Air Force, the Royal Air Force and other allied forces in 1948 after Soviet occupational forces cut off supply channels to West Berlin. Lasting from June 26, 1948 to Sept. 30, 1949, the airlift provided over two million residents of West Berlin with food and other supplies.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Abigail Klein)

Members of the Berlin Airlift Tour stopped by and met with members of Team McConnell, Sept. 27, 2019, McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The Berlin Airlift was a humanitarian airlift effort that broke the Soviet Union’s blockade of West Berlin, shattering previous airlift records. The operation was initiated by the U.S. Air Force, the Royal Air Force and other allied forces in 1948 after Soviet occupational forces cut off supply channels to West Berlin. Lasting from June 26, 1948 to Sept. 30, 1949, the airlift provided over two million residents of West Berlin with food and other supplies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Abigail Klein)

Col. Phil Heseltine, 931st Air Refueling Wing commander, speaks with retired Col.Gail S. Halvorsen, known commonly as the Berlin "Candy Bomber," Sept. 27, 2019, McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. During the Berlin Airlift Halvorsen dropped candy bars attached to parachutes made from handkerchiefs to German children watching the airlift operations from outside the fence of the Tempelhof Airport in West Berlin. The Berlin Airlift was a humanitarian airlift effort that broke the Soviet Union’s blockade of West Berlin, shattering  previous airlift records.

Col. Phil Heseltine, 931st Air Refueling Wing commander, speaks with retired Col. Gail S. Halvorsen, known commonly as the Berlin "Candy Bomber," Sept. 27, 2019, McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. During the Berlin Airlift Halvorsen dropped candy bars attached to parachutes made from handkerchiefs to German children watching the airlift operations from outside the fence of the Tempelhof Airport in West Berlin. The Berlin Airlift was a humanitarian airlift effort that broke the Soviet Union’s blockade of West Berlin, shattering previous airlift records. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Abigail Klein)

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- Members of the Berlin Airlift Tour stopped by and met with members of Team McConnell, Sept. 27, 2019, McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The Berlin Airlift was a humanitarian airlift effort that broke the Soviet Union’s blockade of West Berlin, shattering previous airlift records. The operation was initiated by the U.S. Air Force, the Royal Air Force and other allied forces in 1948 after Soviet occupational forces cut off supply channels to West Berlin. Lasting from June 26, 1948 to Sept. 30, 1949, the airlift provided over two million residents of West Berlin with food and other supplies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Abigail Klein)