I saw this recently on Associated Press – ‘Candy Bomber’ who dropped sweets during Berlin airlift dies: https://apnews.com/article/europe-utah-world-war-ii-berlin-blockades-fab750bae8de282e8ea2edce8b65b317. Longer article. Here’s his Find-A-Grave memorial: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/236830588/gail-seymour-halvorsen.
By COLLEEN SLEVIN and KIRSTEN GRIESHABER February 17, 2022
DENVER (AP) — U.S. military pilot Gail S. Halvorsen — known as the “Candy Bomber” for his candy airdrops during the Berlin airlift after World War II ended — has died at age 101.
Halvorsen died Wednesday following a brief illness in his home state of Utah, surrounded by most of his children, James Stewart, the director of the Gail S. Halvorsen Aviation Education Foundation, said Thursday.
Halvorsen was beloved and venerated in Berlin, which he last visited in 2019 when the city celebrated the 70th anniversary of the day the Soviets lifted their post-World War II blockade cutting off supplies to West Berlin with a big party at the former Tempelhof airport in the German capital.