Retired COL Gail S. Halvorsen stands in a hangar at Tempelhof Central Airport in front of a C-54 Skymaster aircraft. Halvorsen, a pilot during the Berlin Airlift, became known as the "Rosinen (raisin) Bomber" for his practice of dropping candy to children who were lined up to watch aircraft landing at Tempelhof
The original finding aid described this photograph as:
Base: West Berlin
Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU)
Scene Camera Operator: Unknown
Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files
At the end of the Second World War, U.S., British, and Soviet military forces divided and occupied Germany. Also divided into occupation zones, Berlin was located far inside Soviet-controlled eastern Germany.