The Candy Bomber.



May 8, 2019

Col Halvorsen (Gail) is on his way to Berlin for the 70th Anniversary of the successful end of the Berlin Airlift...the spirit of the Candy Bomber is alive and well! Here’s Gail with Denise and Marilyn in the Salt Lake City International Airport to begin the journey to Berlin. He’ll be there for about a week. Stay tuned here to follow Gail’s adventure to commemorate the conclusion of Operation Little Vittles.

On behalf of the 435th OMS Reunion Group,
I invited the Halvorsen's to attend our 2019 Enroute Reunion being held in Gatlinburg, TN.
Unfortunately, they will not be able to attend due to a prior committment in Washington DC.

I had the honor and privilege to speak to both Col Halvorsen and his daughter Denise last year, during our 2018 Reunion that I hosted in Helen, GA.
Several members were present in our hospitality room and were able to hear Col Halvorsen speak to us and he wished our group, the very best.

Truly an HONOR speaking with this outstanding man.
Colonel Gail Halvorsen, (An American Legend / Hero) -- AKA - The Candy Bomber.

Stan Miller - 435th OMS Enroute MX Reunion Group - President / Webmaster


Berlin is gearing up to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift.