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  • Why No “Berlin Airlift” for Puerto Rico?

    10/04/2017 10:35:37 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 48 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/04/17 | Michael Fumento
    Michael Fumento image By Michael Fumento —— Bio and Archives October 4, 2017 0 Comments | Print Friendly | Subscribe | Email Us In June 1948, Soviet forces blockaded rail, road, and water access to Allied-controlled areas of Berlin. Within two days the US and UK air forces had begun a supply chain from bases in in western Germany, maintaining it until May the following year. In all, the Berlin Airlift delivered 2.4 million tons of food and supplies under hostile conditions to about 2.5 million people, including all their food, gasoline, and coal for heating and electricity generating. Yet...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ The Berlin Airlift Part 4: The Legacy ~ 26 December 2016

    12/25/2016 5:00:15 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 32 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC and The Canteen Crew
    Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes The Berlin AirliftPart 4: The LegecyAll info and photos from this website. Link to Part 1 Link to Part 2 Link to Part 3             THE AIRLIFT'S LEGACY   The most obvious result of this confrontation was the 40-year Cold War with the Soviet Union, which ebbed with the construction...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ The Berlin Airlift Part 3: Operation Little Vittles ~ 19 December 2016

    12/18/2016 5:03:42 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 104 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC and The Canteen Crew
    Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~ The Berlin Airlift Part 3:  Operation Little VittlesAll info and photos from this website. Link to Part 1 Link to Part 2             "DER SCHOKOLADEN FLIEGER"   OPERATION LITTLE VITTLES   40K JPEG General Hoyt S. Vandenberg, Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force is shown presenting...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ The Berlin Airlift Part 2: Operations ~ 12 December 2016

    12/11/2016 5:02:56 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 79 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~ Berlin Airlift Part 2: OperationsAll info and photos from this website. Link to Part One             Lt. Gen. William H. Tunner:  Directed Berlin Airlift Operation    A native of New Jersey and son of an immigrant father, General Tunner was awarded an appointment to West Point upon his graduation...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ The Berlin Airlift Part 1: The Beginning ~ 05 December 2016

    12/04/2016 4:59:32 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 111 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~ The Berlin Airlift Part 1:  The Beginning All info and photos from this website.             For the next four weeks, on Mondays, the Hall of the Heroes threads will be about the Berlin Airlift and its heroes.  I hope the story inspires you like it does me!  Thank you...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ The Berlin Airlift Part 4: The Legacy ~ 28 December 2015

    12/27/2015 4:59:32 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 97 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC and The Canteen Crew
    p> Our Troops Rock! Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~ The Berlin Airlift Part 4: The LegacyAll info and photos from this website. Link to Part One Link to Part Two Link to Part Three             THE AIRLIFT'S LEGACY   The most obvious result of this confrontation was the 40-year Cold War with the Soviet Union, which ebbed with...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ The Berlin Airlift Part 3: Operation Little Vittles ~ 21 December 2015

    12/20/2015 5:01:20 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 116 replies
    StarCMC and The Canteen Crew
    Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~ The Berlin Airlift Part 3: Operation Little VittlesAll info and photos from this website. Link to Part One Link to Part Two             "DER SCHOKOLADEN FLIEGER"   OPERATION LITTLE VITTLES   General Hoyt S. Vandenberg, Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force is shown presenting the 1948...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ The Berlin Airlift Part 2: Operations ~ 14 December 2015

    12/13/2015 4:59:53 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 68 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC and The Canteen Crew
    Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~ The Berlin Airlift Part 2: OperationsAll info and photos from this website. Link to Part One             Lt. Gen. William H. Tunner:  directed Berlin Airlift operation    A native of New Jersey and son of an immigrant father, General Tunner was awarded an appointment to West Point upon his...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ The Berlin Airlift Part 1: The Beginning ~ 30 November 2015

    11/29/2015 5:02:25 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 58 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC and The Canteen Crew
    Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~ The Berlin Airlift Part 1:  The Beginning All info and photos from this website.             For the next few weeks, on Mondays, the Hall of the Heroes threads will be about the Berlin Airlift and it's heroes.  I hope the story inspires you like it does me!  Thank you...
  • Photographs of East Germany Locations Captured Decades Apart

    05/08/2012 7:38:49 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 68 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | May 08, 2012 | Michael Zhang
    Photographer Stefan Koppelkamm first photographed East Germany in 1990 after the fall of the Berlin Wall but before the reunification. He revisited the same locations a decade later, and rephotographed them from exactly the same viewpoints to document the drastic social and economic transformations that came about during the time between the photos.
  • Germany Remembers Berlin Airlift

    06/26/2008 2:27:33 PM PDT · by Cecily · 20 replies · 160+ views
    BBC News ^ | June 26, 2008
    Germany has been commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Berlin airlift, when the Western allies kept the city supplied despite a Soviet blockade. Veterans of the airlift, many of whom are in their 80s and 90s, attended ceremonies in Berlin and Frankfurt. The American and British-led airlift lasted for more than a year, and involved planes delivering everything from coal to sweets. It was one of the biggest humanitarian air relief missions in history. "I find the courage with which this operation was carried out truly admirable," said German Defence Minister Franz Josef Jung. A small group of veteran airmen...
  • On the 60th Anniversary of The Berlin Airlift

    06/23/2008 6:10:09 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 21 replies · 103+ views
    National Post [Canada] ^ | June 23, 2008 | Scott Van Wynsberghe
    It was one of the most-amazing sights of the Cold War. By the hundreds, plane after plane thundered into the Berlin airports of Gatow, Tempelhof and Tegel, often arriving at the rate of one every three minutes. The supplies they delivered during the course of about a year sustained over 22,000 Western troops and over two million German civilians huddled in the ruins of the war-ravaged city. That the chief metropolis of a former, enemy nation could suddenly become a symbol of freedom revealed much about the strange, new era the world was entering. It also said much about the...
  • Berliners Face Emotional Vote On Cold War Airlift Site(Templehof, symbol of freedom, may close)

    04/23/2008 9:29:03 PM PDT · by saganite · 23 replies · 68+ views
    Air Wise ^ | April 24, 2008 | staff
    At the age of 7, Mercedes Wild waved excitedly at each plane that circled over her Berlin home and landed at Tempelhof Airport, packed with supplies to feed Berliners during the Soviets' Cold War blockade. Today, 67 year old Wild is fighting against city plans to shut down the airport site in central Berlin. After years of debate, Berliners are to vote on the closure of the Nazi-built complex on Sunday. "It's quite emotional. The airport is a symbol of freedom," Wild said, standing in the almost empty, 1,200 metre-long building just a 10 minute drive from the Brandenburg Gate....
  • Berlin Airlift reunion of sorts

    01/15/2008 5:37:36 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 148+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Aaron Mackey
    As teenage residents of West Berlin during what many consider to be the first battle of the Cold War, Guenther and Gisela Petzold never knew how close the Berlin Airlift came to collapsing. It wasn't until years later, after the couple married and became U.S. citizens, that they learned of the difficulties surrounding the operation and how their neighbor played a critical role in the airlift's success. While the Petzolds didn't get to know retired Gen. T. Ross Milton until the trio met at an Oro Valley affair, they certainly benefited from his actions during the pivotal standoff between the...
  • Berlin's Tempelhof Airport to be closed

    12/04/2007 2:27:20 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 167+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/4/07 | Kirsten Grieshaber - ap
    BERLIN - Historic Tempelhof Airport — which played a key role in the Berlin airlift in the wake of World War II — will close to passengers in 2008, Germany's top administrative court confirmed Tuesday. The court threw out a bid to prevent Tempelhof's closure as part of plans to expand Schoenefeld airport, a former military airport on the city's outskirts, into Berlin-Brandenburg International Airport. Several airline companies that use the centrally located Tempelhof airport tried to block the closure. But the Leipzig-based Federal Administrative Court rejected their claims, approving an earlier decision by a Berlin-Brandenburg administrative court that argued...
  • Seeds of 56-year marriage planted during Berlin Airlift (A Love Story that Lasted)

    10/05/2006 5:41:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 20 replies · 717+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | October 5, 2006 | Staff Sgt. Jeremy Larlee
    10/5/2006 - ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AFPN) -- Retired Lt. Col. James and Ellie Spatafora possess a unique answer to a common question couples are quizzed about. When asked where they met, they answer that the seeds of their 56-year marriage were planted during the historic Berlin Airlift. The couple was able to catch up on old times with friends during a Berlin Airlift plaque dedication at Veterans Memorial Park here Oct. 4. More than 150 people attended the dedication, which was one of numerous events held during the weeklong reunion of the Berlin Airlift Veterans Association. The Berlin Airlift was a...
  • I hope that we always teach our children about The Berlin Wall

    08/18/2014 6:18:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/18/2014 | Silvio Canto, Jr.
    The Berlin Wall is something I grew up talking about. It's a little bit different for my sons. In fact, our 3rd son, now serving in the US Army, was born the year after the Wall came down in the fall of 1989. The Berlin Wall was built in 1961 and the first casualty came 52 years ago today:
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Berlin Airlift Part 4 ~ July 28, 2008

    07/27/2008 5:00:15 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 404 replies · 862+ views
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World | StarCMC and Salty
    Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~ 60th Anniversary of the Berlin AirliftPart 4All info and photos from this website.             Berlin Airlift Veterans Return to Germany for AnniversaryBy Air Force Staff Sgt. Julie Weckerlein Special to American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, June 27, 2008 – For 50 years, Dub Southers recalled the grueling hours he...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: The Berlin Airlift, Part 3 ~ December 17, 2012

    12/16/2012 5:06:31 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 70 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC
    Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~ Part 3:  Operation Little VittlesAll info and photos from this website. Link to Part One Link to Part Two             "DER SCHOKOLADEN FLIEGER"   OPERATION LITTLE VITTLES   40K JPEG General Hoyt S. Vandenberg, Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force is shown presenting the 1948 Cheney...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Berlin Airlift, Part 2: Operations ~ December 10, 2012

    12/09/2012 5:03:24 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 101 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC
    Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~ Berlin Airlift, Part 2: OperationsAll info and photos from this website. Link to Part One             Lt. Gen. William H. Tunner:  directed Berlin Airlift operation    A native of New Jersey and son of an immigrant father, General Tunner was awarded an appointment to West Point upon his graduation...