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Remembering the Candy Bomber

  • Defense.gov
  • June 23, 2022 | 2:06

Retired Air Force Col. Gail S. Halvorsen, also known as the “Candy Bomber,” is being remembered and celebrated for a life and career that centered on helping others. Halvorsen earned his nickname by dropping candy from his aircraft to German children during the Berlin airlift in 1948-1949. He became a legendary figure whose impact is still felt today.