Gail Halvorsen | Mormon Military Personnel & Astronauts

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Few airmen earned a nickname like famous Mormon airman Gail Halvorsen, who air-dropped food supplies to the children of Berlin in the closing years of the Second World War. Because of the candies and other luxuries such as Chewing Gum that he would drop as his ‘payload’, his colleagues and the people of the besieged city took to calling this celebrity Mormon the ‘Candy Bomber’.

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