Now living in Rockford, IL, Peter Joachim was a child of 6 when he was the recipient of the “goodies” dropped by “The Candy Bomber”, Gail “Hal” Halvorsen, and his crew. Kathy Lawton Brown spoke with Peter about his experience!

This heartwarming telling of the Candy Bomber story for chorus and orchestra, “Christmas from Heaven” by Mack Wilburg, is being presented on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the US Air Force by the USAF Band of Mid-America.

Local Concert Schedule:

December 7th & 8th: McKendree University, Lebanon, 7pm

December 10th & 11th: Mascoutah HS, Mascoutah, 7pm & 3pm, respectively

Tickets are free, and can be reserved at

Concert information and ticket access can be found at website: