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  • Iconic airport may become nation's biggest asylum home (Berlin Tempelhof)

    01/22/2016 6:15:47 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 22 Jan 2016 12:00 GMT+01:00
    A heated debate ensued on Thursday evening about plans to transform Berlin's defunct Tempelhof airport grounds into a refugee facility for 7,000 people - which would make it the largest in the country. The Berlin town hall meeting on Thursday evening to discuss plans for the refugee facility was met with skepticism and a barrage of questions from citizens as city officials pushed the plan to house 7,000 refugees. [...] The city wants to further expand accommodation on the airport grounds, but that runs contrary to a referendum passed in 2014 to protect Tempelhofer Feld from the city's plans for...
  • Iconic Berlin airport to become refugee home (Tempelhof)

    09/14/2015 2:59:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 14 Sep 2015 15:56 GMT+02:00
    The airport used to deliver supplies to West Berliners during the Cold War will be transformed into a refugee shelter this week, Berlin state government announced on Sunday. Refugees will begin moving into Berlin’s disused Tempelhof Airport “in the next few days,” Mayor of Berlin, Michael Müller, told broadcaster RBB. As the former airport winds down after last weekend’s Lollapalooza festival, 800 refugees are set to move into one of the former hangars. […] The eventual aim is to transform two of the former hangars into accommodation blocks, Berliner Morgenpost reports. …
  • The American Flag Daily: The Berlin Airlift

    06/26/2014 5:41:08 AM PDT · by Master Zinja · 3 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | June 26, 2014 | JasonZ
    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.
  • When Presidents Stand Firm

    03/23/2014 11:44:25 PM PDT · by No One Special · 4 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | March 23, 2014 | Karl Ushanka
    Leadership comes in many forms and with many levels of risk, but history gives us a few moments when leaders stood alone and were proven right. [...] In late June 1948 the Soviets cut all road, rail and water access to Berlin, a city controlled by the Western Allies yet surrounded by Soviet-controlled territories. The Soviet’s goal: take Berlin from the Allies by forcing the US-UK-French alliance into one of two options: try to protect a city of 2.1 million starving Germans, or war. The Soviets expected the West to surrender the city quickly. [...] The US was in the...
  • 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.
  • Berlin airlift anniversary marked (video at source)

    05/13/2009 6:16:05 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 5 replies · 568+ views
    (Planes flew a distance equivalent to flying to the moon and back 63 times) Ceremonies have been taking place in Berlin to mark the 60th anniversary of the ending of the blockade of West Berlin by Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. In 1948, Stalin cut off all land links into West Berlin in an attempt to force out British, French and US troops. Instead, the Western nations launched the biggest airlift in history to keep 2.25 million residents from starving. For the next 11 months, planes landed every two minutes, bringing in total more than 2.5m tonnes of supplies. Seventy-eight aircrew...
  • 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...
  • (On This Day In History) June 26, 1948 - Berlin Airlift Begins

    06/26/2007 2:01:21 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies · 624+ views
    History.com ^ | June 26, 2007 | History.com
    (On This Day In History) June 26, 1948 : Berlin Airlift Begins In response to the Soviet blockade of land routes into West Berlin, the United States begins a massive airlift of food, water, and medicine to the citizens of the besieged city. For nearly a year, supplies from American planes sustained the over 2 million people in West Berlin. On June 24, 1948, the Soviet Union blocked all road and rail travel to and from West Berlin, which was located within the Soviet zone of occupation in Germany. The Soviet action was in response to the refusal of American...
  • 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...
  • German TV Now Showing "Die Luftbruecke": Incredibly pro-American Made for TV Blockbuster

    11/27/2005 12:08:46 PM PST · by GermanBusiness · 69 replies · 3,091+ views
    For the past month, there has been heavy advertising for a made-for-tv movie on SAT1 Television called "Die Luftbruecke" (this means "The Airlift"). I was skeptical that it would be pro-American. However, I can't believe me eyes: the movie that everyone in Germany is watching tonight...accurately portrays the Americans as doing everything they can to save Berlin from Stalin, and the film is showing many American heroes dying as their planes crash from the chaos. German children are waving and cheering as the American pilots fly overhead...and German women are saying yes to marriage proposals from Americans. Am I in...
  • 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 ~ Berlin Airlift Part 1 ~ Dec. 3, 2007

    12/02/2007 5:15:59 PM PST · by StarCMC · 344 replies · 553+ views
    Linked in thread | Frosty The Snowman
    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 BeginningAll 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 it's heroes.  I hope the story inspires you like it does me!  Thank you to...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ The Berlin Airlift Part 3: Operation Little Vittles ~ December 15, 2014

    12/14/2014 4:59:32 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 64 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   General Hoyt S. Vandenberg, Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force is shown presenting the 1948 Cheney Award to...
  • 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...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: The Berlin Airlift, Part 3 ~ December 19, 2011

    12/18/2011 5:09:07 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 82 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...