Gail Halvorsen, the Berlin candy bomber, noticed hungry kids always watching him from the side of the airfield. So he tied candybars to handkerchief parachutes and dropped the candies to them. They knew it was him because he wiggled his wings, and they gave him the nickname “Onkel Wackelflügel” --"Uncle Wiggly Wings"
Gail Halvorsen's candy bombing over Berlin garnered attention in the US, and both the Confectioners Association of America and schoolkids chipped in to get candybars and gum to starving kids in Berlin. By the end of "Operation Little Vittles", Gail had dropped over 23 tons of chocolate & candies to the Berlin kids below.