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Largely airplane accidents caused by operator error or marginal weather, overloading, etc. radar traffic-controlwas in its infancy and then under development. as far as known no planes were lost to flak fire in the Berlin Air Lift. anexcellent film on the operaiton was called the Big Lift starring one Paul Douglas, not related to the aircraft manufacturer, whose producrts wee certianly used in the lift.
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Answer The relief provided by air by America, Britain and France to West Berlin when it was blockaded by Stalin's Soviet Union in 1948-49. It lasted for ab…out 11 months until the Soviet Union abandoned the blockade.
Stalin closed all roads, railways and canals leading to Berlin. This meant that the people of West Berlin would starve: therefore, the USA, France and Britain flew in supplies… of flour, coal, milk and food. This continued until Stalin lifted the Blockade in 1949.
The effort to supply Berlin despite the Soviet blockade
When flour dust mixes with air in just the right quantities it can become a very explosive mixture. In fact, even today flour is classified as a hazardous material. In a sha…king, vibrating, drafty, WWII-era aircraft, many of which were powered by huge engines which belched fire even in normal conditions, flour could be a very dangerous payload.
The United States,Britian,France v.s. Soviet Union
The significance of the Berlin Airlift was that it showed the Soviet Union that the western Allies would not abandon the citizens of West Berlin and were prepared to go to ext…raordinary lengths to maintain their independence. With the Berlin Blockade in place, the Soviets had expected the Western allies to abandon the city but underestimated the Britain and America's determination to supply their troops and the civilian population of Berlin. After the airlift began the Soviets claimed it would never work and the subsequent success of the Airlift was a great humiliation for them. For more information, check out the related question below.
Any country is justified when helping starving people or people in need of medical assistance.
The Berlin Airlift was the US program to remain influential in West Berlin, Germany in response to the Soviet embargo - blocking incoming goods from West Germany to West Berli…n. The airlift provided necessary goods and supplies to the residents of the city for two years, until the Soviets rescinded the trade barrier. People involved could be directly the Germans of West Berlin, the Soviets, and the Americans (specifically Harry Truman, the President at the time who gave support to the airlift).
A total of 101 fatalities were recorded as a result of the operation, including 39 Britons and 31 Americans, mostly due to crashes. Seventeen American and eight British …aircraft crashed during the operation.
A 327-day operation in which the U.S. and Britain planes flew food and supplies into West Berlin after sonets blockaded the city.
(1948-49) International crises that arose from an attempt by the Soviet Union to force the Allied powers (U.S., Britain, and France) to abandon their postwar jurisdictio…ns in West Berlin. The Soviets, regarding the economic consolidation of the three Allied occupation zones in Germany in 1948 as a threat to the East German economy, blockaded all transportation routes between Berlin and West Germany. The U.S. and Britain responded by supplying the city with food and other supplies by military air transport and airlifting out West Berlin exports. An Allied embargo on exports from the Eastern bloc forced the Soviets to lift the blockade after 11 months.
to deliver food and supplies to West Berlin
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Happened during 1948 when the Russians blocked access to Berlin.
The Berlin Blockade escalated the Cold War by showing that the Soviet Union did not want Germany to be a independent, unified country. Because West Berliners were cut off from… the rest of the capitalist world, they needed food to be flown in by Allied planes. It is also significant because of the "candy bombers" (Germans who were children back then still remember pilots dropping sweets during their supply runs).
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