Interview Take I: Ret. Colonel Gail S. Halvorsen narrates about his „family background″. © Ralf Gründer, Berlin, 23.09.2005

I am from western America, from Utah, Salt Lake City ...

Interview with Ret. Col. Gail S. Halvorsen, a former Pilot of the US-Airfoce. After World War II he volunteered for „Operation Vittles″. During the Berlin Airlift he accomplished 126 Misions. 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!

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

Link YouTube ⇒ My family background

 


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.>.
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