Interview Ret. Col. Gail S. Halvorsen. Video: © Ralf Gründer, Berlin, 23.09.2005

Yes, I was part in the second World War. I flew transport airplanes ...

Video-Interview with Ret. Col. Gail S. Halvorsen, a former Pilot of the US-Airforce. After World War II he volunteered for the „Operation Vittles″. During the Berlin Airlift ( (24 June 1948 – 12 May 1949) he accomplished 126 Missions. After meeting some kids in Berlin, he got the Idear of dropping little Parachutes with sweets over Berlin. Through the „Operation Little Vittles″ he became the most beloved man of that time - at least for the children! His nicknames are "Mr. Candy Bomber" and "Uncle Wiggly Wings"

Idee, Redaktion, Video- und Schnitt, Encodierung: Ralf Gründer.
Shooting Location: Berlin Wall Watchtower at Kieler Eck.

Lit. 1: Halvorsen, Gail S.
Kaugummi und Schokolade : die Erinnerungen des Berliner Candy Bombers / Gail S. Halvorsen. [Übers.: Thomas Wollermann und Rita Seuß]. - Berlin : Ed. Grüntal, 2005. - 224 S. : Ill. ; 21 cm. - Einheitssacht.: The Berlin candy bomber <dt.>.[LINK]
ISBN 3-938491-02-7
Lit. 2: Halvorsen, Gail S.
The Berlin Candy Bomber / Gail S. Halvorsen. - revised ed. - Bountiful, Utah : Horizon Publishers, 1997. - 238 S. : Ill. - Text engl.

DVD: Gail Halvorsen alias „Mr. Wiggly Wings″, Videointerview* mit Ret. Colonel Gail S. Halvorsen, Pilot der Berliner Luftbrücke, Führungsstelle am Kieler Eck, Datum: 23.09.2005, Interview: Ralf Gründer, DVD (PAL), Dauer: ca. 23 min.4444