Candy 'Bomb' in 1949

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Candy 'Bomb' in 1949 - Candy 'Bomb' Finale Due German Kids WIESBADEN,...
Candy 'Bomb' Finale Due German Kids WIESBADEN, Germany, Oct. 14 (Reuters)—Thousands of German and refugee children in west Germany Germany are looking forward eagerly to being "bombed" by a four- motored American plane next week. The missiles, candy and chocolate chocolate bars, will be dropped on tiny parachutes during the final mission mission of the little vittles candy operation. operation. This was begun on July 20 by Lt. Gale S. Halverson, 27, Garland, Utah, when he was an air lift pilot. Halve.rson Flew Ship The plane, nicknamed the "Candy Bomber," is the ship from which Lt. Halverson first dropped his chocolate ration to children of western Berlin in handkerchief parachutes during Russian blockade blockade of the city. The children promptly dubbed him "Uncle Sam" and "Capt. American" for his kindness. On its final missions, which will be flown Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, the "Candy Bomber" will be piloted by Lt. Halverson's 'successor, Capt. Eugent T. Wil- i | i8m , L ' Beach Cal . | All Tons of Candy the "ammunition" will be supplied by eight American cities that already have contributed more than five tons of candy for the Berlin operation. Each of the 11 will receive about 7000 candy bars by parachute. patron saint or Little Vittles." One "target" will be the home of Dorothy Grodger, bedridden invalid invalid who has been nicknamed "the Another is a farming town inhabited inhabited largely by Czechs who migrated migrated to the United States after World War I and who have been assisting displaced persons with food and money.

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  1. The Salt Lake Tribune,
  2. 15 Oct 1949, Sat,
  3. Page 3

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