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1949 Berlin Airlift

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Aviation History Book Review: Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift: The Salvation of a City by Jon Sutherland and Diane Canwell, Pelican Publishing, Gretna, La., 2008, $24.95. The division of Germany after World War II into four occupation zones, with Berlin buried deep inside the Russian...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Aviation History Book Review: Daring Young Men

    Daring Young Men: The Heroism and Triumph of the Berlin Airlift, June 1948- May 1949 by Richard Reeves, Simon & Schuster, New York, 2010, $28. The news was ominous in June 1948. Red Army troops had blockaded all surface connections...

  • MHQ Magazine

    Over the Hump

    In 1942, the U.S. Army Air Forces’ brand-new Air Transport Command began running the most audacious airlift of World War II: flying “the Hump” over the foothills of the Himalayas   ON AUGUST 2, 1943, CBS WAR...