Airlift Festival

Airlift Festival

Thousands of visitors came to the Airlift Festival at the former Tempelhof Airport on 12 May 2019 to commemorate the end of the Berlin Airlift 70 years ago.

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    At the Airlift Festival (Fest der Luftbrücke) commemorating the end of the Berlin Airlift 70 years ago, visitors pass by a historic aircraft at former Tempelhof Airport.
  • Gail Halvorsen© dpa
    Airlift veteran Gail Halvorsen (r) is welcomed by Michael Müller, Governing Mayor of Berlin, at the beginning of a ceremony commemorating the end of the Berlin Airlift 70 years ago. During the Soviet blockade, the Western Allies supplied the western part of Berlin from 24 June 1948 to 12 May 1949 from the air.
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    Michael Müller, Governing Mayor of Berlin, speaks at the commemoration ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Berlin blockade at the Airlift Memorial in front of former Tempelhof Airport.
  • Airlift Festival© dpa
    At the festival commemorating the end of the Berlin Airlift 70 years ago, visitors walk past a painted aircraft outline at the former Tempelhof Airport.
  • Airlift Festival© dpa
    Visitors at the Airlift Festival in Berlin at former Tempelhof Airport.

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