First-hand report from the Berlin Airlift

A revealing account of the aircraft operations during the Berlin Airlift with ‘The Aeroplane’s’ John E Fricker getting to experience flights into the city on an Avro York and Short Sunderland carrying supplies. In his article, which was published in the July 23, 1948 issue, he also gives his impressions of life in Berlin which was still bearing the scars from World War Two

U.S.A.F. Skytrains at Tempelhof airport unloading supplies from the Western Zone.
U.S.A.F. Skytrains at Tempelhof airport unloading supplies from the Western Zone.

 

FEEDING BERLIN BY AIR

Clearly the Allied air supply line into Berlin is the biggest operation of its kind since the War. The men doing the job are much too busy to talk or write. So that people might know what is going on, the Air Ministry gave permission for John E. Fricker of “The Aeroplane”, to fly to Berlin with a load food. Here is his story of how Transport Command is doing the job.

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