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Roger G. Miller - To Save a City. The Berlin Airlift 1948-1949 (1998)

Roger G. Miller - To Save a City. The Berlin Airlift 1948-1949 (1998)

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TO
Sav
acity
The
Berlin
Airlift
1948-J1949
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Roger
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ABSTRACT
In1948
the
Soviet blockade cut the
city
of
Berlin
off
from
food,
fuel,
and
other necessitiesfromthe West and threatened theWesternposition
in
post-WorldWar
II
Europe.
The U.S.
AirForce
and Royal
Air Force answered withair power, creating
an
air bridge
of
supplies
that
delivered
2.3
million tons
of
cargo
to the beleaguered
city
overthe nextfifteenmonths. Usingrecently declassifieddocumentsanddrawing
on
materialbased
on
sources now available
from
behind the former
Iron
Curtain,
the
author presents
a
vividdescription
of
theBerlinAirliftand new interpretations
of
an
eventoften described
as
the
greatest
humanitarianairlift
in
history.
132
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TABLE
OF
CONTENTS
Germ
any
in
Defeat
....................................................................................
1
Berlin
........................................................................................................
3
Breakdown
..............................................................................................
4
The M arshall Plan
and
Germ an
Unification
............................................
7
Threat
and
Response
...............................................................................
10
The April
Crisis
and the
"LittleLift".
...................................................
11Further Provocations
...............................................................................
15
Currency
Reform-A
Pretext
for Soviet Action
...................................
18
Berlin
Under
Siege
..................................................................................
20
The
Airlift
Begins
.................................................................................
21
Superfortresses
to
Great
Britain
..............................................................
23
The
Armed
Convoy Option
....................................................................
25
Operation
Vittles:
An
Expedient
in
Action
............................................
26
Operation
Plainfare: The
British Operation
..........................................
35
To
Stay
or
Go?
..............................................
..........................................
40Diplom
acy
Fails
......................................................................................
42
W
illiam
H.Tunner
.................................................................................
45
Airlift
TaskForce
(Provisional)
.............................................................
50
Der
Schokoladen-flieger
...........................................
I
...............................
56
The
Search
for AdditionalBases
...........................................................
58
"Black
Friday"
and
a
Pattern
of
Operations
..........................................
62
Communications
and
Control
...............................................................
65
Weather
Forecasting
................................................................................
69
Maintenance
and
Supply
.........................................................................
70
Field
M
aintenance
..................................................................................
73
200-Hour
Inspections
....................................................................
75
Global Logistics
for
the
Airlift
.....................................................
77
Replacement
Training
.............................................................................
79
The
Army Hauls
the
Freight
..................................................................
80
Some
Uncommon
Cargos
......................................................................
85
The
Airlift
M
eets "General
W
inter".
......................................................
88
"Anchors
Aweigh".
................................................................................
92
Airlift,
November
1948-
M
ay
1949
....................................................
95
The
Easter
Parade
.................................................................................
99
Contingency
Planning:
Airlift
to 1952
.....................................................
101
"Blockade
Ends; Airlift
W
ns".
................................................................
103
Dismantling
the
Airlift
..............................................................................
106
The
Berlin
Airlift:
A
Tally
and
Legacy
....................................................
108
Some
Basic Statistics
.......................................................................
108
North
Atlantic
Treaty
Organization
.................................................
109
Federal
Republic
of
Germ
any
..........................................................
112
The
Promise
of
Strategic
Air
Logistics
...........................................
113
Notes
.........................................................................................................
119
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