Food in flight: Berlin Airlift

Jan 28, 2010

World War II officially ended in 1945, but with a power vacuum in Germany and increasingly aggressive Soviet Union, in 1948 President Harry Truman ordered fighter pilots back to Berlin—this time with food, not bombs. Richard Reeves profiles the Americans who flew over Soviet blockades, shuttling supplies in a mission known as the Berlin Airlift. He takes with Larry Mantle about his book, “Daring Young Men.”

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