The Berlin Airlift. Allied aircraft transport and unload cargos for the city at Tempelhof Airdrome in Berlin, Germany.
Berlin Germany Date:1949, March Duration:2 min 43 sec Sound:NO SOUND
The Berlin Airlift to sustain the city of Berlin during a Soviet blockade in the Cold War, following World War 2. Sign on airport building reads: "U.S. Air Force Station, Tempelhof, European Air Transport Service." A C-47 aircraft is seen being offloaded. A C-47 tazis past the camera. Others are seen parked. Scene shifts to a truck pulled up next to a C-54 transport plane being unloaded. A C-54 aircraft inflight overhead. German workmen unloading a C-54 into a truck. Men inside the aircraft roll sacks of coal down a slide to the men in the truck. Glimpse from inside the aircraft of coal sacks being placed on the chute and sliding to the truck bed. Some loose coal is scattered near the bottom of the chute. View of offloading operations from another C-54 aircraft. In this case, the cargo includes boxes and canvas bags. A truck backed up right against a C-47 aircraft to unload it. View of the terminal building in background. U.S. airmen unloading cargo from the doorway of a C-47. View inside where workers form a chain to pass parcels toward the door for unloading. Interior of a C-54 aircraft where a large pallet of cargo is seen on the floor. Men remove netting from the pallet. Glimpse from the rear of a British 4-engine Handley Page bomber aircraft being unloaded. A truck backing up to a parked C-47 aircraft. Cargo of Cartons and tins. One box contains a label reading: " J. & A. Kraus. Leberwurst." Other cargo includes wooden boxes. Final scene is a truck backing up to a parked British Handley Page bomber.
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