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Douglas DC-4, Troop Carrier Number 5557

Douglas DC-4, Troop Carrier Number 5557
Combined Airlift Task Force (CALFT)
Berlin-Tempelhof

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Demetrius Chryssikos
Demetrius Chryssikos
The "Troop Carrier" C-54 was the first transoceanic 4-engine aircraft. Nearly 94 ft long and just over 27 ft high with a wingspan of 117 ft. Powered by Pratt & Whitney engines. It could cruise at about 240 mph. For 462 days during 1948 and 1949 the city of Berlin was kept alive by an air bridge of allied aircraft bringing food and other essentials from the west. This C-54 actually flew during the airlift.
5 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos
Demetrius Chryssikos
The cooperation between the World War two allies broke down in 1947. Berlin was located deep in the soviet zone of occupation. The soviet's goal was to gain control over the whole city and not to have western troops stationed there.
They frequently interrupted traffic between West Berlin and the Federal Republic of Germany. This culminated on June 24th 1948 when the soviets blocked the access to West Berlin. All traffic by train, ship or on the Autobahn was stopped on the inner german border. It marked the first day of the Berlin Blockade.
5 years ago.
Nadine
Nadine
belle lumière
5 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos has replied to Nadine
Merci Nadine !!
5 years ago.
Heidi-Erica
Heidi-Erica
muy especial y hermosa fotografía, que tengas un lindo fin de semana
5 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos has replied to Heidi-Erica
Gracias Erica !!
5 years ago.
Rymie Jolie
Rymie Jolie
Intéressant!
5 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos has replied to Rymie Jolie
Merci Rymie Jolie !!!
5 years ago.
Longfeather
Longfeather
I was just thinking about the Berlin airlift the other day, as in 'why can't we fix this problem like they did with the Berlin Airlift. A welcome example, and so magical. But I liked the props with the oval windows, floor to ceiling. I was grateful when pulled me out of a stormy situation, for sure.
5 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos has replied to Longfeather
;-))
5 years ago.