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 Who's Who During Big 4
 Political Activity Resumes
 Who's Who in New Berlin Governments
 Background on Conflict with USSR
 Eye of the Storm
 Marshall Plan
 The Airlift Begins
 Pilots
 Chocolate Flier
 Grateful Berliners
 Lighter Side (Cartoons)
 "Operation Vittles" Gets Organized
 Winter Campaign
 Blockade Lifted
 Aftermath 1949 -- 1959
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Winter Campaign
Chapter section from:
Airbridge to Berlin ---  The Berlin Crisis of 1948,  its Origins and Aftermath 
By D.M. Giangreco and Robert E. Griffin
© 1988
(Used with permission)

Airlift C-54s being unloaded at Tempelhof after the heaviest snowfall of the winter blanketed the airport in white on 1 March 1949. High winds, poor visibility, and icing conditions near ground level forced a temporary cessation of operations during the night, but clearing skies the following day brought tonnages to the near normal level.

Airlift C-54s being unloaded at Tempelhof after the heaviest snowfall of the winter blanketed the airport in white on 1 March 1949. High winds, poor visibility, and icing conditions near ground level forced a temporary cessation of operations during the night, but clearing skies the following day brought tonnages to the near normal level.




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