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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"


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


Gail Halvorsen: The Candy Bomber - YouTube


The Candy Bomber, Gail Halvorsen, tells his story of the Berlin Airlift. Gail Halvorsen (a.k.a. the Candy Bomber) wanted to help raise the morale of the children during the time of uncertainty and privation of the World War II. Halvorsen started by giving a few treats to children watching the planes from outside the Tempelhof base. A wave of public support led to donations which enabled Halvorsen and his crew to drop 850 pounds of candy.

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Candy "bomber" Gail Halvorsen drops candy bars to Berlin children after the war. (Ben Simonsen) #art


Beloved "candy bomber" to thousands of Berlin children, Lieutenant Gail Halvorsen parachuted hope into a city facing its darkest hour.

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