Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: MSS 2220 Series 2
Scope and Contents Papers, awards, video and audio recordings, and memorabilia collected by Gail S. Halvorsen during his lifetime. Includes materials from the Berlin Airlift, his Air Force career, and from his later retirement and missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Dated 1920-2018.
Identifier: MSS 2220 Series 2 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Materials from the Berlin Airlift in Berlin, Germany, including posters, maps, military information sheets, newspaper clippings, and handkerchief parachutes used to drop candy to children. Also includes audio recordings of interviews with Gail S. Halvorsen and his own video footage of postwar Berlin. Dated 1948-1950.
Identifier: MSS 2220 Series 2 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains material from the missions served by Gail Halvorsen with his wife Alta, the England London South Mission (1986-1987) and Russia St. Petersburg Mission (1995-1997) for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Dated 1942-1997.
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2220
Scope and Contents Contains letters, emails, photographs, video and audio recordings, awards, ephemera and other memorabilia from the personal collection of Gail S. Halvorsen. Most of the material is directly related to his role as the "Candy Bomber" during the Berlin Airlift, which he continued to receive recognition for long after the end of the blockade. Included are items relating to his military career after the Berlin Airlift, including material on the Cold War, his retirement activities, his family, and...
Dates: 1905-2018; Majority of material found within 1920-2018