Berlin airlift

Celebrations commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift will take place in four German cities and airfields associated with the momentous endeavor June 10-16.
With just a few weeks remaining before commemorations marking the 70th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift kick off, what better time to increase your background knowledge about this remarkable operation credited with cementing the special bond Germans and Americans have held so close to heart for
In June 1948, the citizens of Berlin were under siege. With Soviets blockading roads and railways Into West Berlin, those living in that sector of the city had almost no way of receiving supplies, coal and food.
The Berlin Airlift is remembered today as one of the greatest feats in the history of military aviation, accomplished in the face of overwhelming odds.
On June 24, 1948, the Soviets, in one of the opening moves of the Cold War, blockaded all rail, road and water access to West Berlin. Two days later, what is sometimes called the greatest peacetime aerial supply operation in history began — the Berlin Airlift.
Frankfurt, Germany — Ten airmen from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, volunteered their Saturday to do some extra repair work. Their mission: spruce up two vintage airplanes at the Berlin Airlift Memorial.
Following the euphoria of the celebrations for V-E day and the end of World War II in May of 1945, the hard work of rebuilding Germany and other war-ravaged areas of Europe loomed large. 
Wiesbaden, Germany, May, 1948: Gen. Carl "Tooey" Spaatz, left, recently retired as Air Force chief of staff, and Lt. General Curtis LeMay, USAFE commander, review an honor guard upon Spaatz's arrival at the Wiesbaden Airport.
FRANKFURT, Germany — Diplomats, politicians and military leaders gathered at Frankfurt airport Tuesday to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift – a mission lauded as the greatest peacetime aerial supply mission in history.
 
You’ll barely have time to unpack from your visit to the D-Day 75th-anniversary commemorations before yet another momentous one-off event with a direct U.S.
Beginning on June 26, 1948, the Berlin blockade and the ensuing airlift of food and supplies to the city created a major operation for which the Allied forces were totally unprepared. Brig. Gen.