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RSS FeedsFamed Candy Bomber glides into new territory with milestone birthday
(World News USA)

 
 

10 october 2020 17:02:24

 
Famed Candy Bomber glides into new territory with milestone birthday
(World News USA)
 


Air Force Colonel (retired) Gail S. Halversen changed the course of history with just two pieces of gum. Now he is making a bit of his own history. Halversen turns 100 years old Saturday. For all that has been written and documented, and all the awards that have been given, the infamous “Candy Bomber” or “Uncle Wiggly Wings” — as the children of Berlin called him — Halversen`s story never gets old. Early life Born Oct. 10, 1920, in Salt Lake City, Halvorsen spent most of his childhood in rural Idaho and in Garland, Utah. As a boy, he loved airplanes and dreamed of flying them one day. Halvorsen graduated from Bear River High School in 1939. He went on to spend a brief time at Utah State...


 
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