Berlin Airlift Foundation's C-54 Spirit of Freedom

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In 1948, the newly minted U.S. Air Force did a remarkable thing. When the Soviets blockaded land links to Berlin, the Air Force sustained the city by air for nearly a year. At Sun 'n Fun, the Berlin Airlift Foundation displayed a C-54 used in the operation. (It's actually a Navy R-5D, but the airplanes are identical.)


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