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Candy bomber drops into Danville
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on Apr 15, 2011
"Candy bomber" Col. Gail S. Halvorsen, now 89, kept the audience spellbound Sunday evening as he recalled the Berlin Airlift of 1948-49 and his part in it. Not only was he one of the pilots who defied freezing weather and a rickety landing strip to deliver 2 million tons of supplies to Berliners in the Western sector, he decided to airdrop candy to the city's war-weary children.
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posted Wednesday, July 21, 2010, 6:01 AM