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(Some Guy)   American pilot bombed innocent German children after WWII   (futilitycloset.com) divider line 202
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2011-11-16 09:15:03 AM
Damn. It sure is dusty in here.
 
2011-11-16 09:23:45 AM
*sniff* Dammit! I wasn't prepared for this today.
 
2011-11-16 09:30:04 AM
I'd never heard about this. That is very cool. Nice find Subs!
 
2011-11-16 09:40:58 AM
Reading this improved my day.
 
2011-11-16 09:48:46 AM
Thanks !
 
2011-11-16 10:04:16 AM
Wow, what an amazing story.
 
2011-11-16 10:26:22 AM
The Berlin Airlift is really an amazing story that almost didn't happen.
 
2011-11-16 10:29:07 AM
Suddenly out of the mist came a parachute with a fresh Hershey chocolate bar from America. It landed right at my feet. I knew it was happening but couldn't believe it was for me. It took me a week to eat that candy bar. I hid it day and night. The chocolate was wonderful

That kid MUST have been hungry to call that chocolate flavored chalk Hershey's makes "wonderful".
 
2011-11-16 10:34:12 AM
Damn dusty room...

I remember when I was a kid in the early 90s going on vacation in in Berlin (ie within five years of the wall coming down) and in several restaurants, bakeries etc me and my siblings would be given a candy or treat. I didn't get the reason behind it at that age, but years later my mom told me all of those people got emotional remembering their first chocolate bar or whatever and paying back the kindness in a small way was the least they could do.

There are a lot of good people in the world.
 
2011-11-16 10:34:52 AM
I'm glad this is the first story I clicked on this morning.
 
2011-11-16 10:43:48 AM
Watch CNNs Cold War special series. One episode deals directly with the Berlin Airlift and features this story heavily
 
2011-11-16 10:58:11 AM
Fantastic. Thanks, subby!
 
2011-11-16 11:02:05 AM
He's still with us, BTW.

www.murdoconline.net

/el linka es muy caliente
 
2011-11-16 11:02:34 AM
What a lovely little story
 
2011-11-16 11:06:07 AM

Walker: Suddenly out of the mist came a parachute with a fresh Hershey chocolate bar from America. It landed right at my feet. I knew it was happening but couldn't believe it was for me. It took me a week to eat that candy bar. I hid it day and night. The chocolate was wonderful

That kid MUST have been hungry to call that chocolate flavored chalk Hershey's makes "wonderful".


Is there an Internet rule that says no matter how positive a story is, that there's always going to be some total douchebag posting in the comments?
 
2011-11-16 11:07:06 AM
We hear plenty about the evils of the Nazis, but tend to ignore the hell that the Soviets inflicted on German civilians.
 
2011-11-16 11:08:53 AM

Speaker2Animals: Walker: Suddenly out of the mist came a parachute with a fresh Hershey chocolate bar from America. It landed right at my feet. I knew it was happening but couldn't believe it was for me. It took me a week to eat that candy bar. I hid it day and night. The chocolate was wonderful

That kid MUST have been hungry to call that chocolate flavored chalk Hershey's makes "wonderful".

Is there an Internet rule that says no matter how positive a story is, that there's always going to be some total douchebag posting in the comments?


img.photobucket.com
 
2011-11-16 11:09:49 AM

Walker: That kid MUST have been hungry to call that chocolate flavored chalk Hershey's makes "wonderful".


It probably had more cocoa and less corn syrup back in the '40s.
 
2011-11-16 11:10:09 AM
Candy Bombers is a good book
 
2011-11-16 11:12:05 AM
This is the origin story for Augustus Gloop.
 
2011-11-16 11:12:42 AM
*sniff* Cripes! It wasn't even that long of a story! I need a drink or something.

On the less hormonal side, it's stuff like this that changes lives. Reminds me to move forward on a couple of volunteer projects I haven't asked the right questions about yet.
 
2011-11-16 11:12:49 AM
Dammit subby, now I'm all teary eyed.

\Hero indeed
 
2011-11-16 11:13:30 AM

Speaker2Animals: Walker: Suddenly out of the mist came a parachute with a fresh Hershey chocolate bar from America. It landed right at my feet. I knew it was happening but couldn't believe it was for me. It took me a week to eat that candy bar. I hid it day and night. The chocolate was wonderful

That kid MUST have been hungry to call that chocolate flavored chalk Hershey's makes "wonderful".

Is there an Internet rule that says no matter how positive a story is, that there's always going to be some total douchebag posting in the comments?


Would you care to designate such a rule yourself?

S2A's Law...?
 
2011-11-16 11:13:42 AM
your right coolest damn story i ever did hear
 
2011-11-16 11:14:16 AM
Is this the candy story over Berlin
 
2011-11-16 11:15:08 AM

Andromeda: Damn dusty room...

I remember when I was a kid in the early 90s going on vacation in in Berlin (ie within five years of the wall coming down) and in several restaurants, bakeries etc me and my siblings would be given a candy or treat. I didn't get the reason behind it at that age, but years later my mom told me all of those people got emotional remembering their first chocolate bar or whatever and paying back the kindness in a small way was the least they could do.

There are a lot of good people in the world.



Also in the early 90s:

My Dad and I were driving through Bavaria, and at this one restaurant, this guy started talking with my Dad after he heard us speaking English. Since they were speaking in German, I asked my Dad what the conversation was about when they were through.

The German guy said that when he was a young boy, he remembered a cook with the U.S. Army who would give him food from time to time, and how grateful he was.
 
2011-11-16 11:15:14 AM

Walker: Suddenly out of the mist came a parachute with a fresh Hershey chocolate bar from America. It landed right at my feet. I knew it was happening but couldn't believe it was for me. It took me a week to eat that candy bar. I hid it day and night. The chocolate was wonderful

That kid MUST have been hungry to call that chocolate flavored chalk Hershey's makes "wonderful".


You sound young and a little ignorant.
 
2011-11-16 11:15:18 AM
I bit into a pepper.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2011-11-16 11:15:30 AM
Can I please stop crying now?

/so much for "Ugly Americans" being patently true
 
2011-11-16 11:16:04 AM

Walker: Suddenly out of the mist came a parachute with a fresh Hershey chocolate bar from America. It landed right at my feet. I knew it was happening but couldn't believe it was for me. It took me a week to eat that candy bar. I hid it day and night. The chocolate was wonderful

That kid MUST have been hungry to call that chocolate flavored chalk Hershey's makes "wonderful".


You shut your whore mouth!
 
2011-11-16 11:17:03 AM

Eddy Gurge: I'd never heard about this. That is very cool. Nice find Subs!


2nded. Good job subby. Now GBTW!
 
2011-11-16 11:18:23 AM
The kids especially enjoyed the Reich's Pieces.
 
2011-11-16 11:18:50 AM

Walker: That kid MUST have been hungry to call that chocolate flavored chalk Hershey's makes "wonderful".


images.cheezburger.com
 
2011-11-16 11:19:07 AM
He said he'd rock his wings so that they could distinguish him from the other planes.

Heh, I was at a buddy's ranch one weekend. Apparently there was an air show or something in the next town over and they had some old war planes flying. Well we were out in a field and one of the pilots in a P-51 Mustang does an extremely low fly over (I think he saw the exotic animals my buddy keeps at the ranch). We start waving like crazy, being drunk as hell of course. He does a vertical turn around (not sure what exactly it's called) and starts rocking his wings while tilting his nose right at us. He pulled up about 300 yards above our heads, it was one of the coolest airplane moves I've seen, mainly because he was doing it at us.

/CSB
//Badass story in the article.
 
2011-11-16 11:19:49 AM
That was awesome.
 
2011-11-16 11:20:03 AM

carrion_luggage: The kids especially enjoyed the Reich's Pieces.


Racialism and Nationalism. Two great tastes that taste great togetherTM
 
2011-11-16 11:20:35 AM

Walker: Suddenly out of the mist came a parachute with a fresh Hershey chocolate bar from America. It landed right at my feet. I knew it was happening but couldn't believe it was for me. It took me a week to eat that candy bar. I hid it day and night. The chocolate was wonderful

That kid MUST have been hungry to call that chocolate flavored chalk Hershey's makes "wonderful".


I'm going to guess that 60 years ago it contained actual chocolate.
 
2011-11-16 11:20:46 AM
And we all know that helping the Germans is always a good idea..
 
2011-11-16 11:21:34 AM
media.fukung.net
 
2011-11-16 11:23:01 AM

tricycleracer: Walker: That kid MUST have been hungry to call that chocolate flavored chalk Hershey's makes "wonderful".

It probably had more cocoa and less corn syrup back in the '40s.


i didn't think they used HFCS in the actual chocolate bars.

/i could be wrong, that shiat is in everything
 
2011-11-16 11:23:12 AM

scottydoesntknow: He pulled up about 300 yards above our heads, it was one of the coolest airplane moves I've seen, mainly because he was doing it at us.

/CSB
//Badass story in the article.


Mine isn't as cool as that, but I went to a little airport open house for the first time ever last year. Being a chick I was all "I don't get why this is cool, but airplanes are neat and we'll walk around and look at them."

Fast forward 30 minutes to the actual AIRSHOW, and I'm getting a crick in my neck and everyone around me is probably sick to death of hearing me go "OMG! Look at that! What's that? Holy cow that's so awesome!" :P
 
2011-11-16 11:25:35 AM
Charles Von Brown:

Ich erhielt einen Schokoriegel.
Ich erhielt einen Lutscher.
Ich erhielt einen Felsen.
 
2011-11-16 11:25:45 AM

Walker: Speaker2Animals: Walker: Suddenly out of the mist came a parachute with a fresh Hershey chocolate bar from America. It landed right at my feet. I knew it was happening but couldn't believe it was for me. It took me a week to eat that candy bar. I hid it day and night. The chocolate was wonderful

That kid MUST have been hungry to call that chocolate flavored chalk Hershey's makes "wonderful".

Is there an Internet rule that says no matter how positive a story is, that there's always going to be some total douchebag posting in the comments?

[img.photobucket.com image 600x450]


Really? You're going to troll *this* thread?

Very rarely do I actually pity anonymous Interweb folk. /golf clap
 
2011-11-16 11:26:38 AM

Walker: That kid MUST have been hungry to call that chocolate flavored chalk Hershey's makes "wonderful".


That's why Hershey's chocolate was only around for a year or two, because it's so disgusting.
 
2011-11-16 11:28:17 AM
I was slicing onions.
 
2011-11-16 11:29:34 AM
Does anybody know why did the powers that be allowed Germany to continue to exist after two world wars...

/methinks, they didn't deserver a third chance
//it could have been nicely partitioned among France, Poland, Czech, and Austria...
 
2011-11-16 11:30:55 AM
Walker: That kid MUST have been hungry to call that chocolate flavored chalk Hershey's makes "wonderful".

I hope you get really hungry sometime. Hungry as in nothing to eat for two weeks--not a damn thing. Report back on how gloriously wonderful you think that Hershey Bar is when one falls out of the sky in front of you. You don't seem able to think outside your apparently comfortable situation and understand what these German kids were going through at the time of the story.
We have lots of hungry kids right here in America. I recommend you go find some of them and give them food. You will find it to be a supremely uplifting experience. Buy them some shoes while you're at it. If you open your eyes, you won't have to look far to find people in need.
 
2011-11-16 11:32:23 AM

PYROY: Walker: That kid MUST have been hungry to call that chocolate flavored chalk Hershey's makes "wonderful".

That's why Hershey's chocolate was only around for a year or two, because it's so disgusting.


wut?
 
2011-11-16 11:33:39 AM

prodigyking: Does anybody know why did the powers that be allowed Germany to continue to exist after two world wars...

/methinks, they didn't deserver a third chance
//it could have been nicely partitioned among France, Poland, Czech, and Austria...


You know how I know you don't know the first thing about European cultures and history?
 
2011-11-16 11:33:51 AM
To honor this man's courage and compassion, every Halloween I throw candy at children from my upstairs window.
 
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