Operation Kinderlift , run by U.S. Air Forces Europe and Red Cross, flies children from Berlin to West Germany for vacations
Germany Date:1953, July 6 Duration:2 min 15 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Operation Kinderlift, of United States Air Forces Europe (USAFE) and the Red Cross, that flies German children from Berlin for summer vacations in West Germany (Federal Republic of Germany). U.S. military buses arrive at Tempelhof airdrome, Berlin, carrying children and their parents. They leave buses and assemble to hear remarks from John J. McCloy, United States High Commissioner for Germany, and from USAF Colonel Joseph G. Manyo, Director of Kinderlift II. Each child wears an identification tag reading: "Kinderluftbrucke." They are escorted to C-47 transport aircraft by U.S. Air Force and Red Cross personnel. Their parents and relatives wave goodbye to them. View showing children seated inside a C-47 airplane. The aircraft arriving at Rhein Main Air field, Frankfurt, and Red Cross personnel and U.S. airmen, helping children off the airplane. Children running from a bus, and then in a dining hall, having a snack, including Pepsi Cola, in bottles. Children walking into a camp, carrying their luggage. A sign at the entrance reads: " JUGENDLAGER, KLEIN-BERLIN, HERZUCH WILLKOMMEN." Children eating dinner in dining hall at the camp.
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