Candy Bomber strikes again

Horst Bendzulla was a 10-year-old boy living in war-torn Berlin, Germany, in 1948 when he was one of the lucky children who caught a candy-laden parachute dropped by the "Candy Bomber." Read More

‘Candy bomber’ honored

Gail Halvorsen, the famous LDS "candy bomber" of the Berlin Airlift, was inducted recently as the 13th member of the Utah Aviation Hall of Fame. Read More

Candy Bomber makes sweet delivery in Albania

During a recent trip to Germany to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the lifting of the Soviet blockade, Lt. Col. Gail Halvorsen was asked by the commander of the U.S. Air Force in Europe to extend his visit and fly to Albania to examine conditions of Kosovar refugees in Camp Hope. Read More

Candy Bomber returns to German base

Fifty years after ferrying supplies into West Berlin, retired U.S. Air Force Col. Gail S. Halvorsen returned May 14 to the city he helped save from a suffocating blockade following World War II. He was greeted with the cheers and gratitude of an estimated 7,000 spectators as part of the 50th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift. Read More