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By DAN BERGER | February 11, 1992
The Berlin airlift has revived, only it goes to Moscow.Now that Yeltsin is a world statesmen, Russians are turning against him. Gorby can get a chuckle out of that.White Marsh ain't what it used to be.Replica B&O dining car china is all the rage, once people discovered that it doesn't rattle.Cheer up. We got the Iowa caususes out of the way.Winter Olympics, like life, is not all downhill.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | November 3, 2009
Johns Charles Macgill Jr., a decorated World War II bomber pilot who flew 30 combat missions and was decorated with the Distinguished Flying Cross, died of heart failure Oct. 22 at Montgomery Regional Hospital in Blacksburg, Va. He was 88. The son and grandson of physicians, Mr. Macgill was born in Baltimore and raised at "Eureka," the old Macgill family home on Frederick Road in Catonsville. Mr. Macgill was interested in flying since he was a child. "Coming from a long line of doctors, it became embedded into Charlie's mind what his future would be. However, at the age of 9, he saw an airplane, and as happened so often in the early days of flight, he became enamored with flight," wrote Robin Smith, historian for the 486th Bomb Group Association, in a profile.
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September 23, 2005
PHOTO EXHIBIT: Anne Arundel Community College is exhibiting Hank Burroughs Photography Wednesday through Oct. 14 at Pascal Center for Performing Arts Gallery, Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. The late Hank Burroughs photographed presidents from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Gerald R. Ford, the John F. Kennedy funeral, the Nuremberg trials, the Berlin Airlift and the signing of Civil Rights legislation during 35 years as an Associated Press photographer. His widow, Peg Burroughs, who is writing a biography of Burroughs, will share stories behind the photos at a reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.
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September 23, 2005
PHOTO EXHIBIT: Anne Arundel Community College is exhibiting Hank Burroughs Photography Wednesday through Oct. 14 at Pascal Center for Performing Arts Gallery, Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. The late Hank Burroughs photographed presidents from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Gerald R. Ford, the John F. Kennedy funeral, the Nuremberg trials, the Berlin Airlift and the signing of Civil Rights legislation during 35 years as an Associated Press photographer. His widow, Peg Burroughs, who is writing a biography of Burroughs, will share stories behind the photos at a reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.
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By Joe Mathews and Joe Mathews,SUN STAFF | May 31, 1999
In the heat of a Timonium cemetery, dozens of old soldiers sweated like young grunts, their eyes fixed on a farmer from Utah, their hands grasping this Western visitor's weapon of choice. Chewing gum. The Candy Bomber -- retired Air Force Col. Gail S. Halvorsen of Provo, Utah -- launched the observance of Memorial Day yesterday, 24 hours early, during an unusual ceremony at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens. Punctuated by the giveaway of 1,500 packs of Wrigley's Doublemint, the service largely avoided scattershot remembrances of combat past in favor of a targeted seminar on the history of the Berlin airlift of 1948 and 1949 -- and Halvorsen's surreptitious role in it. The colonel's speech, combined with private testimony from a half-dozen airlift veterans seated behind him, offered a timely reminder of the value of two American traditions not always celebrated on Memorial Day: straying from the rules, and showing humanity toward enemies.
NEWS
January 30, 1993
Haitian senators challenge governmentPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Senators loyal to ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide mustered a quorum in the Haitian Senate and elected themselves to top posts in a clear challenge to the military-backed government, officials said yesterday.The 13 Aristide supporters, after electing themselves to the leadership posts late Thursday, were expected to try to annul the controversial Jan. 18 Senate elections organized by de facto Prime Minister Marc Bazin.There was no immediate response to the senators' action from Haiti's government or from the army, which mounted the September 1991 coup.
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By Paul Duke | July 9, 1998
THE Berlin Airlift that began 50 years ago this summer is being heralded everywhere as the first significant Cold War triumph for the West.It was indeed that. But it also was the single most important event in persuading the Western allies that only a policy of resolute firmness would repel the gathering tide of Communism that threatened to sweep across most of Europe after World War II.The 11-month airlift, which delivered fuel and food to a Berlin threatened with starvation by a Russian blockade, was one of destiny's improbable successes, an accidental happening that proved to be a marvel of technical proficiency and military can-do.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | November 3, 2009
Johns Charles Macgill Jr., a decorated World War II bomber pilot who flew 30 combat missions and was decorated with the Distinguished Flying Cross, died of heart failure Oct. 22 at Montgomery Regional Hospital in Blacksburg, Va. He was 88. The son and grandson of physicians, Mr. Macgill was born in Baltimore and raised at "Eureka," the old Macgill family home on Frederick Road in Catonsville. Mr. Macgill was interested in flying since he was a child. "Coming from a long line of doctors, it became embedded into Charlie's mind what his future would be. However, at the age of 9, he saw an airplane, and as happened so often in the early days of flight, he became enamored with flight," wrote Robin Smith, historian for the 486th Bomb Group Association, in a profile.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen | September 3, 2009
James Augustine Judge Jr., a career Air Force officer and bomber pilot who flew in the Pacific and China-Burma-India theaters and later participated in the historic Berlin Airlift, died of cardiovascular disease Aug. 15 at Summit Park Health and Rehabilitation Center in Catonsville. He was 86. Colonel Judge was born and raised in Lawrence, Mass. He was a 1940 graduate of Central Catholic High School in Lawrence and attended seminary before enlisting in the Army Air Forces in 1942. Trained as a bomber pilot, he was sent to the Pacific, where he flew B-17 Flying Fortress, B-25 Mitchell and B-29 Superfortress bombers.
NEWS
April 9, 2002
Donald E. Lebo, a retired insurance manager, died of cancer Saturday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care in Towson. The Timonium resident was 72. He retired in 1990 from United States Fidelity & Guaranty Co. In his 36 years with the insurer, he was an underwriter, agent and Baltimore branch superintendent of multiperil lines. Born and raised in Harrisburg, Pa., he attended York Junior College and Pennsylvania State University. In the 1950s, he served in the Army during the Berlin airlift.
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By Joe Mathews and Joe Mathews,SUN STAFF | May 31, 1999
In the heat of a Timonium cemetery, dozens of old soldiers sweated like young grunts, their eyes fixed on a farmer from Utah, their hands grasping this Western visitor's weapon of choice. Chewing gum. The Candy Bomber -- retired Air Force Col. Gail S. Halvorsen of Provo, Utah -- launched the observance of Memorial Day yesterday, 24 hours early, during an unusual ceremony at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens. Punctuated by the giveaway of 1,500 packs of Wrigley's Doublemint, the service largely avoided scattershot remembrances of combat past in favor of a targeted seminar on the history of the Berlin airlift of 1948 and 1949 -- and Halvorsen's surreptitious role in it. The colonel's speech, combined with private testimony from a half-dozen airlift veterans seated behind him, offered a timely reminder of the value of two American traditions not always celebrated on Memorial Day: straying from the rules, and showing humanity toward enemies.
NEWS
By Paul Duke | July 9, 1998
THE Berlin Airlift that began 50 years ago this summer is being heralded everywhere as the first significant Cold War triumph for the West.It was indeed that. But it also was the single most important event in persuading the Western allies that only a policy of resolute firmness would repel the gathering tide of Communism that threatened to sweep across most of Europe after World War II.The 11-month airlift, which delivered fuel and food to a Berlin threatened with starvation by a Russian blockade, was one of destiny's improbable successes, an accidental happening that proved to be a marvel of technical proficiency and military can-do.
NEWS
January 30, 1993
Haitian senators challenge governmentPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Senators loyal to ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide mustered a quorum in the Haitian Senate and elected themselves to top posts in a clear challenge to the military-backed government, officials said yesterday.The 13 Aristide supporters, after electing themselves to the leadership posts late Thursday, were expected to try to annul the controversial Jan. 18 Senate elections organized by de facto Prime Minister Marc Bazin.There was no immediate response to the senators' action from Haiti's government or from the army, which mounted the September 1991 coup.
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | February 11, 1992
The Berlin airlift has revived, only it goes to Moscow.Now that Yeltsin is a world statesmen, Russians are turning against him. Gorby can get a chuckle out of that.White Marsh ain't what it used to be.Replica B&O dining car china is all the rage, once people discovered that it doesn't rattle.Cheer up. We got the Iowa caususes out of the way.Winter Olympics, like life, is not all downhill.
NEWS
May 26, 1993
Photographer Burroughs honoredA South County resident and former Associated Press photographer has won the Kodak-White House News Photographers' Association Achievement Award.Henry "Hank" Burroughs was a Washington Post and AP photographer for 40 years, covering the Nuremburg trials, the Berlin Airlift and the White House. He documented the terms of seven presidents, from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Gerald R. Ford.Now retired, Mr. Burroughs lives with his wife, Peg, on the West River where he sails, plays tennis and lectures at camera clubs and colleges.
NEWS
September 25, 2008
Edward D. Hoffman, whose career as an Air Force pilot spanned the post-World War II period to Vietnam, died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Sept. 17 at St. Joseph Medical Center. The longtime Cockeysville resident was 78. Mr. Hoffman was born in Baltimore and raised on Henrietta Street. He was a graduate of city public schools and enlisted in the Air Force in 1948. After completing his pilot's training, he was sent to Europe, where he flew C-47 cargo planes in the Berlin Airlift that delivered essential goods to residents of that beleaguered German city.
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