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The American Flag Daily: The Berlin Airlift
The American Flag Daily ^ | June 26, 2014 | JasonZ

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.


TOPICS: History; Military/Veterans; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: berlin; berlinairlift; germany; sovietunion
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1 posted on 06/26/2014 5:41:08 AM PDT by Master Zinja
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To: Master Zinja

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!!


2 posted on 06/26/2014 8:20:37 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: Master Zinja

The democrats today would side with the communists.


3 posted on 06/26/2014 9:40:06 AM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: SMARTY

I was stationed in West Berlin from 84-88. The US had a contingency plan to resupply Berlin in the event of another blockade.


4 posted on 06/26/2014 12:34:38 PM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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