Skip to comments.The American Flag Daily: The Berlin Airlift
Posted on 06/26/2014 5:41:08 AM PDT by Master Zinja
On June 26, 1948, the first American C-47 cargo aircraft were launched to supply West Berlin in what would eventually be known as the Berlin Airlift, following the Soviet Union's closure of water and land corridors between the western Allies sectors of occupied Germany and Berlin. Planes from the American, British, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand and South African Air Forces would eventually participate in the Airlift, flying over 200,000 flights over the next 11 months before the blockade was lifted.
US pilots loved low-flying over the Russian barracks on approach to Templehoff... so the windows would rattle....:)
This went on non-stop and was a truly Herculean accomplishment. How quickly the world forgets!!
The democrats today would side with the communists.
I was stationed in West Berlin from 84-88. The US had a contingency plan to resupply Berlin in the event of another blockade.
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