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Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Berlin Airlift

 
 
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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.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceGovernment & PoliticsNotable EventsWar, Cold. In addition, it is included in the National Cemeteries series list.
 
Location. 38° 52.473′ N, 77° 4.275′ W. Marker is in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, in Arlington County. Memorial is on Roosevelt Drive north of Porter Drive. Marker is in Section 6 of the National Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Myer VA 22211, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American War Mothers (a few steps from this marker); Walter Reed, M.D. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lieut. Col. Edmund Rice
Berlin Airlift Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 30, 2009
2. Berlin Airlift Marker
(about 400 feet away); 423rd Armored Field Artillery Battalion (about 500 feet away); 3d United States Infantry (about 600 feet away); Tomb of the Unknowns (about 700 feet away); General George C. Marshall (about 700 feet away); 508 Parachute Infantry Regiment (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington National Cemetery.
 
Regarding Berlin Airlift. 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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 15, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,024 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on November 15, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 15, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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