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Candy Bomber to fly again

A vintage DC-3 plane known as the Candy Bomber will take to the skies

Candy Bomber to fly again
A vintage DC-3 plane known as the Candy Bomber will take to the skies once again after being bought by a fund-raising association. The aircraft took part in the Berlin Airlift, dropping candy to children in Berlin during the Cold War, when Allied planes supplied the city with food, fuel and other necessities during the Soviet Blockage of 1948-49. Chairman of the Candy Bomber Association Frank Hellberg (centre) poses with British pilots Jon Corely and Kath Burnham (both in black) and two British embassy officials. (Getty Images)
Candy Bomber to fly again
Chairman of the Candy Bomber Association, Frank Hellberg, addresses the media. A vintage DC-3 plane known as the Candy Bomber will take to the skies once again after being bought by a fund-raising association. The aircraft took part in the Berlin Airlift, dropping candy to children in Berlin during the Cold War, when Allied planes supplied the city with food, fuel and other necessities during the Soviet Blockage of 1948-49. (Getty Images)
Candy Bomber to fly again
A vintage DC-3 plane known as the Candy Bomber will take to the skies once again after being bought by a fund-raising association. The aircraft took part in the Berlin Airlift, dropping candy to children in Berlin during the Cold War, when Allied planes supplied the city with food, fuel and other necessities during the Soviet Blockage of 1948-49. (Getty Images)
Candy Bomber to fly again
A vintage DC-3 plane known as the Candy Bomber will take to the skies once again after being bought by a fund-raising association. The aircraft took part in the Berlin Airlift, dropping candy to children in Berlin during the Cold War, when Allied planes supplied the city with food, fuel and other necessities during the Soviet Blockage of 1948-49. (Getty Images)
Candy Bomber to fly again
Fire trucks spray water in celebration over the DC-3 which will take to the skies once again after being bought by a fund-raising association. The aircraft took part in the Berlin Airlift, dropping candy to children in Berlin during the Cold War, when Allied planes supplied the city with food, fuel and other necessities during the Soviet Blockage of 1948-49. (Getty Images)
Candy Bomber to fly again
A vintage DC-3 plane known as the Candy Bomber will take to the skies once again after being bought by a fund-raising association. The aircraft took part in the Berlin Airlift, dropping candy to children in Berlin during the Cold War, when Allied planes supplied the city with food, fuel and other necessities during the Soviet Blockage of 1948-49. (Getty Images)
Candy Bomber to fly again
Frank Hellberg, Chairman of the Candy Bomber Association, holds up the official Candy Bomber teddy bear after his arrival to Coventry, England in a vintage DC-3 plane. The aircraft will take to the skies once again after being bought by a fund-raising association. The aircraft took part in the Berlin Airlift, dropping candy to children in Berlin during the Cold War, when Allied planes supplied the city with food, fuel and other necessities during the Soviet Blockage of 1948-49. (Getty Images)