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Berlin Airlift

 
 
Berlin Airlift Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 30, 2009
1. Berlin Airlift Marker
Inscription.

In memory of the United States military personnel who served on the Berlin Airlift, 26 June 1948 to 30 September 1949.

[Insignia of:] Berlin Airlift Veterans Assoc.
[Renderings of two U.S. transport aircraft]

Presented by the Berlin Airlift Veterans Association.
Dedicated 29 September 1998.

 
Erected 1998 by Berlin Airlift Veterans Association.
 
Location. 38° 52.473′ N, 77° 4.275′ W. Marker is in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is on Roosevelt Drive north of Porter Drive. Click for map. Marker is in Section 6 of the National Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Myer VA 22211, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Walter Reed, M.D. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lieut. Col. Edmund Rice (about 400 feet away); 423rd Armored Field Artillery Battalion (about 500 feet away); 96th Infantry Division, U.S. Army (about 700 feet away); USS Serpens Memorial (about 800 feet away); Tomb of the Unknowns (about 800 feet away); The Peacemaker (about 800 feet away); The Rakkasans (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Arlington National Cemetery.
 
Regarding Berlin Airlift.
Berlin Airlift Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 30, 2009
2. Berlin Airlift Marker
There were 101 fatalities associated with the Berlin Airlift (most due to plane crashes), including 31 Americans.
 
Also see . . .
1. Berlin Blockade. (Submitted on November 15, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. RAF Operation Plainfare. (Submitted on November 15, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. Military Air Transport Serivce. (Submitted on November 15, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Berlin Blockade; U.S. Air Force; Military Air Transport Service; Naval Air Transport Service; Royal Air Force; Operation Vittles; Operation Plainfare; Templehof Airport.
 
Categories. Air & SpaceNotable EventsPoliticsWar, Cold
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 915 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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