Celebrating the 116th Anniversary of the Wright Brothers’ first successful powered flight. We are also celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the end of the Berlin Airlift as well as honoring the 2019 Paul E. Garber First Flight Shrine Inductee Colonel Gail S. Halvorsen, USAF Retired.
The First Flight Society annually honors those individuals and groups that have achieved significant “firsts” in aviation and includes them in our Paul E. Garber First Flight Shrine exhibit at the Wright Brothers National Memorial. This year’s honorees are 99-year-old Col. Gail Halvorsen, USAF (Ret) “the Candy Bomber” and the Berlin Airlift (June 27, 1948 to May 12, 1949) commemorating the 70th Anniversary of that historic event.
On the morning of December 17th we will be honoring both Colonel Halvorsen and the Berlin Airlift 70th Anniversary with ceremonies on the Memorial grounds at Kitty Hawk, NC that will […]