Colonel Gail S. Halvorsen | Because of gratide

Ret. Colonel Gail S. Halvorsen explains, that he dropped Chocolate because of gratitude!

Interview Take V: Gail Halvorsen explaines, that he started the „Operation Little Vittles″ because of gratitude. © Ralf Gründer, Berlin, 23.09.2005

Video-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.

 


Lit.: Kaugummi und Schokolade, Die Erinnerungen des Berliner Candy Bombers, Gail S. Halvorsen, Published: Edition Grüntal, Berlin.

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.