|Vol. 16 No. 62||
Thursday August 3, 2017
Modern Air Cargo Took Off From Frankfurt
To some, it may seem like only yesterday; to others, the mention of it evokes little to no emotion at all. But 70 years ago next summer air cargo flights saved Berlin, Germany, during the long summer of 1948 and winter of 1949.
Berlin Airlift Is 70 In 2018
Almost 70 years ago
the first all-cargo flights took off from Berlin and the Berlin Airlift
was front-page news for over a year.
Lest We Forget
But lest we forget,
the birth of modern air cargo came at a cost as more than 100 people—Americans,
British, French, and Germans—lost their lives flying supplies
during the blockade.
What Was Carried
Aircraft payloads during
the Airlift were the bare bones stuff of life—coal, food, gas,
and everything else from eggs to flour and other products.
Looking at Tomorrow Today
No doubt summer 2018
will recall the Berlin Airlift, with events occurring on both sentimental
and political levels.
Memories Still Flying High
crews, and others still utilize InterCity. They gather at the hotel
for top rate breakfasts and lunches.
A Garden Party
The photos of the airport
operations are great, but the topper is the original 1940s theme centerpiece
of Frankfurt Main in the garden outside: a globe of the world sits
atop an obelisk, an aerial route ringing its surface, above which
a bird of peace sits perched, a golden palm branch in its beak.
Anton The Magnificent
Credit InterCity General
Manager Anton Wüstefeld for his deft touch. He has created and
maintained this hostelry at the airport.
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