defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen (CDU) is expected to be on the fliegerhorst in lower Saxony Faßberg to the “day of the Bundeswehr”. A Highlight in the memory of the air bridge 70 years ago, is just under 20 “raisin bombers” flew in this week to Faßberg.

The airbase in the South Heath was one of the most important pillars of the air bridge of the allies, 1948/1949 to Berlin, among other things, was to ensure the supply of Berlin with coal. The Minister will say goodbye to the aged propeller-driven aircraft in the afternoon from the Heath in the direction of Berlin. In addition, you want to pass the first badge Veterans. Nationally, the troupe will open on Saturday at 14 locations its doors to show visitors their work, their equipment and technology.

dpa