Gail Halvorsen https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gail_Halvorsen

Gail Halvorsen https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gail_Halvorsen

Gail Halvorsen - known as the original Candy Bomber or "Rosinenbomber". He would drop candy attached to parachutes to children below. Dubbed Operation Little Vittles he wanted to help raise the morale of the children during the time of uncertainty and privation. By the end of the airlift, around 25 plane crews had dropped 23 tons of chocolate, chewing gum, and other candies over various places in Berlin.

Gail Halvorsen - known as the original Candy Bomber or "Rosinenbomber". He would drop candy attached to parachutes to children below. Dubbed Operation Little Vittles he wanted to help raise the morale of the children during the time of uncertainty and privation. By the end of the airlift, around 25 plane crews had dropped 23 tons of chocolate, chewing gum, and other candies over various places in Berlin.

Gail Halvorsen, the Berlin candy bomber, noticed hungry kids always watching him from the side of the airfield. So he tied candybars to handkerchief parachutes and dropped the candies to them. They knew it was him because he wiggled his wings, and they gave him the nickname “Onkel Wackelflügel” --"Uncle Wiggly Wings"

Gail Halvorsen, the Berlin candy bomber, noticed hungry kids always watching him from the side of the airfield. So he tied candybars to handkerchief parachutes and dropped the candies to them. They knew it was him because he wiggled his wings, and they gave him the nickname “Onkel Wackelflügel” --"Uncle Wiggly Wings"

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Gail Halvorsen “the candy bomber” greeting children in the then isolated West Berlin 1948-49 after dropping candy from the air in tiny parachutes

Gail Halvorsen “the candy bomber” greeting children in the then isolated West Berlin 1948-49 after dropping candy from the air in tiny parachutes

The true story of a young German girl, Mercedes Simon, and of the American pilot, Gail Halvorsen, who shared hope and joy with the childr...

The true story of a young German girl, Mercedes Simon, and of the American pilot, Gail Halvorsen, who shared hope and joy with the childr...

Candy Bomber prevents WW III.  Gail Halvorsen in 1948. (U.S. Army Photo)

Candy Bomber prevents WW III. Gail Halvorsen in 1948. (U.S. Army Photo)

During World War II Gail Halvorsen dropped candy to the children in Germany.  He was the original Candy Bomber.

During World War II Gail Halvorsen dropped candy to the children in Germany. He was the original Candy Bomber.

Gail Halvorsen “the candy bomber” greeting children in the then isolated West Berlin 1948-49 after dropping candy from the air in tiny parachutes

Gail Halvorsen “the candy bomber” greeting children in the then isolated West Berlin 1948-49 after dropping candy from the air in tiny parachutes

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