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Pathways2.0: Grade 3 Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot Tradebook
Author(s): Pathways (Margot Theis Raven)
This is the true story of a young seven-year-old German girl named Mercedes Simon and the American pilot Gail Halvorsen, who shared hope and joy with the children of West Berlin by dropping candy-filled parachutes during the Berlin Airlift. During the airlift, a humanitarian rescue mission that utilized British and American pilots to fly supplies into West Berlin, Lt. Halvorsen came to be known as the Chocolate Pilot to Mercedes and the other children in the war-torn country.