Cause of Death

Gail Halvorsen Cause of Death

Gail Halvorsen
Gail Halvorsen

Gail Halvorsen was a senior officer and command pilot in the United States Air Force. He is best known as the “Berlin Candy Bomber” or “Uncle Wiggly Wings” and gained fame for dropping candy to German children during the Berlin Airlift from 1948 to 1949. Halvorsen grew up in rural Utah and always had a desire to fly. He earned his private pilot’s license in 1941 and then joined the Civil Air Patrol.

He joined the United States Army Air Forces in 1942 and was assigned to Germany on July 10, 1948, to be a pilot for the Berlin Airlift.

Halvorsen piloted C-47s and C-54s during the Berlin airlift (“Operation Vittles”). During that time he founded “Operation Little Vittles”, an effort to raise morale in Berlin by dropping candy via miniature parachute to the city’s residents. Halvorsen began “Little Vittles” with no authorization from his superiors but over the next year became a national hero with support from all over the United States.

Gail Halvorsen died on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, in Utah. Col. Gail S. Halvorsen was 101 years old.

Gail Halvorsen Cause of Death

Gail Halvorsen died in his home from a short illness. According to Wikipedia, he died in Provo on February 16, 2022, at the age of 101. The cause of death was not specified so the family is waiting for the autopsy report on his death. 

Gail Halvorsen Funeral

The state and the governor are still mourning his death. No plans have been made for the funeral. We are patiently waiting for a statement from the family to publish for our readers.


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