September 30, 1949

1949: Operation VITTLES. The last flight took place to end the Berlin Airlift; the main effort ended earlier. Tonnage and passenger reports vary but show that over 2,343,301.5 tons of supplies were carried on 277,000+Allied flights. U.S. aircraft carried more than 1.7 million tons. The bulk of the aircraft used were U.S.

 

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