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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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Click on the picture to read a very entertaining interview w/the Berlin candy bomber, Gail Halvorsen, and how the candy bombing started. 91 and still going strong!

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35+ Mormon Star Wars Memes to make your Day

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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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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The source for primary material on Gail Halvorsen, The Candy Bomber, Operation Little Vittles, and other information regarding the Berlin Air Lift

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

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

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