The true heroes of the World’s largest humanitarian aid & relief operation to date were without a doubt the pilots, the crews and the ground crews of the “Candy Bombers”vOf the aircraft that were involved at the time about 160 are still flying today. vWith an enormous amount of tender love and care they are kept in flying condition by private owners, foundations and museums.
In June 2019, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the end of the 1948/1949 Berlin Airlift, these historic Candy Bombers will come back to Germany and Berlin. For what will no doubt be the very last time.vFrom all over the globe aircraft of the types Douglas DC-3/C-47, Douglas DC-4/C-54 and Junkers JU-52 will make their way to the German capital. Confirmed to date are aircraft from all over Europe and over 20 from the United States. A Douglas DC-4 will make its way to Europe from South-Africa. And one of the owners has his C-47 in Australia and will also do his utmost to be there.