Gail’s Story


Gail S. Halvorsen


Colonel Gail S. Halvorsen is the President of the Gail S. Halvorsen Aviation Education Foundation. His goal is to instill in young people the principles of “service before self, attitude, gratitude, and that little things add up to big things.” Gail’s Story page contains the history of Gail S. Halvorsen. Learn more about his early life, WWII, Operation Vittles, his career and his legacy. Gail’s Image Gallery contains images from Gail’s life specifically. Enjoy old black and white photos from his early life as well as photos of his legacy. For additional information please visit

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Gail's Histy

Gail’s History

Learn more about Gail’s life, how he became a pilot, his contribution to “Operation Little Vittles”, and more!  
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Image Gallery

Browse through photos of Gail throughout his life.  

Video Gallery

View different videos created about Gail S. Halvorsen and different events he has been apart of.  
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Youth Activities

Come Play our Candy Drop game or print off coloring pages.