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"

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

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

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.

http://www.meetthemormons.com  The Candy Bomber   Col. Gail Halvorsen (Ret.)    Known as “The Candy Bomber” during the 1940s Berlin Airlift, Gail Halvorsen sparked a movement when he started dropping candy tied to parachutes out of his airplane window to children below. This small act of kindness quickly became a life-saving boost to the morale of the people of West Berlin and soon caught worldwide attention and support.

http://www.meetthemormons.com The Candy Bomber Col. Gail Halvorsen (Ret.) Known as “The Candy Bomber” during the 1940s Berlin Airlift, Gail Halvorsen sparked a movement when he started dropping candy tied to parachutes out of his airplane window to children below. This small act of kindness quickly became a life-saving boost to the morale of the people of West Berlin and soon caught worldwide attention and support.

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

http://www.meetthemormons.com The Candy Bomber Col. Gail Halvorsen (Ret.) Known as "The Candy Bomber" during the 1940s Berlin Airlift, Gail Halvorsen sparked a movement when he started dropping candy tied to parachutes out of his airplane window to children below. This small act of kindness quickly became a life-saving boost to the morale of the people of West Berlin and soon caught worldwide attention and support. "Service is the bottom line to happiness and fulfillment."

http://www.meetthemormons.com The Candy Bomber Col. Gail Halvorsen (Ret.) Known as "The Candy Bomber" during the 1940s Berlin Airlift, Gail Halvorsen sparked a movement when he started dropping candy tied to parachutes out of his airplane window to children below. This small act of kindness quickly became a life-saving boost to the morale of the people of West Berlin and soon caught worldwide attention and support. "Service is the bottom line to happiness and fulfillment."

Pinterest
Search