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  1. Mar 9, 2011 · The Berlin Airlift was the name of an operation that carried supplies by plane to the Allied sectors of West Berlin over a Russian blockade in the late 1940s.

  2. The Western Allies organised the Berlin Airlift ( German: Berliner Luftbrücke, lit. "Berlin Air Bridge") from 26 June 1948 to 30 September 1949 to carry supplies to the people of West Berlin, a difficult feat given the size of the city and the population.

  3. The Berlin Airlift, 19481949 At the end of the Second World War, U.S., British, and Soviet military forces divided and occupied Germany. Also divided into occupation zones, Berlin was located far inside Soviet-controlled eastern Germany.

  4. May 9, 2024 · Berlin airlift: How “candy bombers” saved West Berlin. Learn about the Soviet blockade of West Berlin in 1948–49 and the U.S. and British airlift of food, fuel, and other supplies for the people there. (more) See all videos for this article.

  5. Jun 27, 2018 · Why the Berlin Airlift Was the First Major Battle of the Cold War. American and British pilots ferried some 2.3 million tons of supplies into West Berlin on a total of 277,500 flights, in...

  6. Jun 24, 2022 · The Berlin Airlift, America's first major test of resolve during the Cold War and one of the largest humanitarian aid missions in history, began 74 years ago.

  7. Sep 14, 2018 · For 18 months, American and British aircrews flew around-the-clock bringing supplies into Berlin, in a mission called the Berlin Airlift. On June 24, 1948, the Soviet Union closed all surface routes into the western zone of Berlin.

  8. Jun 1, 2010 · The Berlin Blockade was an attempt in 1948 by the Soviet Union to limit the ability of the United States, Great Britain and France to travel to their respective sectors of the city of Berlin,...

  9. The Berlin Airlift. 1945. February 4-11: President Franklin Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill l, and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin meet at Yalta and confirm a plan to divide...

  10. The Berlin Airlift: From the position of the cockpit, WWII pilots Chuck Childs and Gail Halvorsen commit themselves to one of the greatest examples of humanitarian aid.

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