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.

During the Berlin Blockade in 1948 a pilot who was doing supply drops for the civilians became known as 'Uncle Wiggly Wings' after he started dropping candy and chocolate from his plane and wiggling his wings so people knew it was him.

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!

Gail “Uncle Wiggly Wings” Halvorsen, a USAF pilot, makes parachutes that carried candy for the children of West Berlin during the Berlin Airlift.

Candy Bomber prevents WW III.  Gail Halvorsen in 1948. (U.S. Army Photo)

Hal Halvorsen, Post-WWII Candy Bomber during Berlin Airlift

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. YES, FREE CANDY!

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.

Gail Halvorsen (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.

SCERA Park, Orem, Utah. July 3rd, 2015 - Colonial Flag Co. of Sandy is proud to sponsor a very unique opportunity to witness a historic fly over and candy drop by 92 year old Captain Wiggle Wings himself -  Ret. Colonel Gail Halvorsen.  Halvorsen changed the faces of children from sad to happy as he dropped his candy and gum to very needy children during the Berlin Airlift in post World War II Germany.   Using his rations pay, Halvorsen dropped candy for the children hoping to lift their…

SCERA Park, Orem, Utah. July 3rd, 2015 - Colonial Flag Co. of Sandy is proud to sponsor a very unique opportunity to witness a historic fly over and candy drop by 92 year old Captain Wiggle Wings himself - Ret. Colonel Gail Halvorsen. Halvorsen changed the faces of children from sad to happy as he dropped his candy and gum to very needy children during the Berlin Airlift in post World War II Germany. Using his rations pay, Halvorsen dropped candy for the children hoping to lift their…

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.

The Candy Bomber Col.) Known as “The Candy Bomber” during the Berlin Airlift, Gail Halvorsen sparked a movement when he started dropping candy tied to parachutes out of his.

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 Candy Bomber, dropped candy bars in handkerchief parachutes to children in war torn Berlin. They knew it was him because he wiggled his wings, and they gave him the nickname “Onkel Wackelflügel” --"Uncle Wiggly Wings"

Retired Air Force Col. Gail Halvorsen signs autographs Nov. 9 at the South Texas Regional Airport, Hondo, Texas. Halvorsen participated in a re-enactment of Operation Little Vittles that took place during the Berlin Airlift, following WWII. Halvorsen and his crew dropped about 2,000 candy bars from a vintage C-47 Skytrain during the event. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla)

Retired Air Force Col. Gail Halvorsen signs autographs Nov. 9 at the South Texas Regional Airport, Hondo, Texas. Halvorsen participated in a re-enactment of Operation Little Vittles that took place during the Berlin Airlift, following WWII. Halvorsen and his crew dropped about 2,000 candy bars from a vintage C-47 Skytrain during the event. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla)

During The Berlin Airlift, Colonel Gail Halvorsen Made Provided Starving Children With Candy via LittleThings.com

During The Berlin Airlift, Colonel Gail Halvorsen Provided Starving Children With Candy

During The Berlin Airlift, Colonel Gail Halvorsen Made Provided Starving Children With Candy via LittleThings.com

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

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

One Literature Nut: Review: Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot"

The Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot" by Michael O. Tunnell--The true-story of pilot Gail Halvorsen, accompanied by many primary sources.

Tom Brokaw, Gail Halvorsen and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir - Christmas in the Air

Tom Brokaw and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir present a Christmas special of Music and the Spoken Word, "Christmas in the Air," featuring the Orchestra at Temple Square and special guest Gail Halvorsen.

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."

The Candy Bomber Col.) Known as “The Candy Bomber” during the Berlin Airlift, Gail Halvorsen sparked a movement when he started dropping candy tied to parachutes out of his.

This lighthearted, heartwarming true story tells of American Air Force pilot Gail Halvorsen who flew supplies over Germany during the famous Berlin Airlift of 1948. Great, humorous story to read in a history or English class!

Berlin Airlift Reading & Worksheet on Uncle Wiggle Wings the Candy Bomber

This lighthearted, heartwarming true story tells of American Air Force pilot Gail Halvorsen who flew supplies over Germany during the famous Berlin Airlift of Great, humorous story to read in a history or English class!

Gail Halvorsen (The Candy Bomber) This is a great interview…books "Candy Bomber," by Michael TUnnell "Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot" by Margot Raven, "Christmas from Heaven" by Tom Brokaw & Robert Barrett

Tom Brokaw interviews Gail Halvorsen (The Candy Bomber) and the two discuss Halvorsen’s efforts to share candy and gum with the children of war-torn Germany .

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