Obituary of Gail Halvorsen

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Gail Halvorsen

Gail Halvorsen (born October 10th, 1920 in Salt Lake City, Utah) was an Military Personnel who was best known as the "Berlin Candy Bomber". He was famous for dropping candy to German children during the Berlin Airlift during WWII. Gail died on February 16th, 2022 and his death was basically due to his very old age (101 years old).

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Gail Halvorsen Biography Wiki:

    • Is He Dead or Alive: Dead
    • Full Name: Halvorsen, Gail
    • Common Name: Gail Halvorsen
    • Gender: Male
    • Preferred Gender Pronoun: he/him
    • Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
    • Birth Date: October 10, 1920
    • Age: 101 (at death)
    • Also Known As: Berlin Candy bomber, Rosinenbomber, Uncle Wiggly Wings
    • Occupation: Military Personnel
    • Nationality: American
    • Favorite Food: Wonder Bread
    • Favorite Color: Burgandy (See all his faves at Hot-Forum)

    Gail's Family Tree

    • Birth Name: Gail Seymour Halvorsen
    • Father: Basil K. Halvorsen
    • Mother: Luella Spencer Halvorsen
    • Spouse/Partner:
      • Alta Jolley (married 1923-1999, her death)
      • Lorraine Pace (married 2004-2022, his death)

Death Notice:

  • Date: February 16 2022 at age 101
  • Place: Provo, Utah, United States
  • Cause of Death: Old age (not specified)

Category Tags:

Military PersonnelAmerican Born on October 10th Born in 1920 Born in Utah Died in 2022 Died at age 101 Died from Old age

Quotable Quotes:

"I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn't know how to get along without it. "

"When pain brings you down, don't be silly, don't close your eyes and cry, you just might be in the best position to see the sun shine."

"Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly."

"I know I will have to whisper when I am deciding to make my voice known."

"Every child is born blessed with a vivid imagination. But just as a muscle grows flabby with disuse, so the bright imagination of a child pales in later years if he ceases to exercise it."

"You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is real joy."

"Gail Halvorsen lived a remarkable life, filled with bravery, kindness, and compassion, and even in death, his legacy of spreading joy and hope through his humanitarian efforts will continue to inspire future generations. (V)"

Is Mr. Gail Halvorsen still alive? According to our unconfirmed records, he has passed away.

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Wiki Page Updated: 2024-02-15 00:43:04
Author: Stan
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