Like so many people, I am truly saddened by the passing of Gail Halvorsen, a.k.a. The Candy Bomber and Uncle Wiggly Wings. I can only imagine the celebration he received in heaven. I'm sure it was amazing. He was definitely one of those "good and faithful servants."
Col. Halvorsen is my dad's hero, so I grew up hearing stories about the famous Candy Bomber. Once you get him going, my dad could talk about Col. Halvorsen for forever, and there will always be tears involved.
When I got the news of The Candy Bomber's death, I called my dad right away to tell him. He was heartbroken. As we talked, I could hear his sniffles, and I knew he was trying to hold back tears. My dad just kept saying how much he did for America and Germany, and how much he helped heal our relations. Gail Halvorsen has left quite a legacy.
I didn't know if I could find any fan art, but I was able to find a couple pieces. Enjoy!
This was created by Garth Glazier. I love the iconic picture of Gail Halvorsen and the colorful candy falling from the sky. Glazier goes through a step by step guide on how he created this piece. It is really cool.