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The Candy Bomber

The Candy Bomber


To children living in the rubble of post-war Germany, it was candy from heaven. Some saw it as a sign that somebody in America cared about them. To Colonel Gail "Hal" Halvorsen, who became known worldwide as the Candy Bomber, the Berlin Airlift was the healing balm on the wounds of war. He and his fellow pilots delivered more than two million tons of food and supplies and dropped 23 tons of candy to the German people and children during the Berlin Airlift.


KUED presents the inspiring story of the Utah pilot whose simple gesture of goodwill won the hearts of a former enemy and made him a hero to people around the world.

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