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.

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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, a.k.a. The Candy Bomber, or Uncle Wiggly Wings. He and his crew dropped 850 tons of candy over Germany 1948-1949.

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heart 3 Meet the Mormons (DVD): Jermaine Sullivan, Ken Niumatalolo, Carolina Munoz Marin, Bishnu Adhikari, Gail Halvorsen, Dawn Armstrong, Blair Treu: Movies & TV

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The true story of a young German girl, Mercedes Simon, and of the American pilot, Gail Halvorsen, who shared hope and joy with the children of West Berlin by dropping candy- filled parachutes during the Airlift. 943 RAV

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Gail Halvorsen's candy bombing over Berlin garnered attention in the US, and both the Confectioners Association of America and schoolkids chipped in to get candybars and gum to starving kids in Berlin. By the end of "Operation Little Vittles", Gail had dropped over 23 tons of chocolate & candies to the Berlin kids below.

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A picture of the best pilot in the galaxy. The other two guys are Harrison Ford and Gail Halvorsen ‪#‎StarWars‬ ‪#‎LDS‬ ‪#‎ShareGoodness‬ Mormon Memes BYU Memes

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

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