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Candy Bomber
Posted by goldhammer88 on Friday, February 18, 2022 5:46 PM

Just a saw an article in our paper that Gail S. Halvorsen passed away on Wednesday, 16 July, at 101 years of age.

Was well known for dropping candy and gum to the kids in Berlin during the airlift.  His generosity caused other aircrews and donations of candy, gum, and handkerchiefs (the parachutes), as well as from people all over.

Still revered by the kids of that era.

Keep on dropping candy behind those gates, sir

 

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  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Saturday, February 19, 2022 12:36 AM

There was a picture of this in the Air Force lithograph series and I think it showed his C-54 above some kids as the chutes came down.

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