September 30, 1949

1949: Operation VITTLES. The last flight took place to end the Berlin Airlift, although 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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