Spirit of Freedom to recreate Berlin Airlift over Ga. airport this Saturday

03/18/2014 | Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville), The

Between June 1948 and May 1949, Spirit of Freedom, a Douglas C-54E, was one of hundreds of aircraft that dropped food and supplies to West Berlin during the Soviet blockade. The aircraft recently landed at Georgia’s Brunswick Golden Isles Airport, where it will recreate the Berlin Airlift, dropping 300 Hershey bars attached to parachutes during an event on March 22. Timothy Chopp, president of the Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation, will pilot the aircraft.

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