This Day in Aviation History

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Today in 1948: U.S. and British pilots began the Berlin Airlift (Operation Vittles) to deliver supplies to Berlin during the Soviet blockade. More from our blog archive: 

Image Caption and Credit: Seven U.S. Air Force Douglas C-47 airplanes unloading cargo at Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, Germany during Operation Vittles (Berlin Airlift), 1948-1949.  Credit: U.S. Air Force Photo.