Berlin airlift, 30 June 1948. 'The tempo of
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Berlin airlift, 30 June 1948. 'The tempo of the British and US Army's airlift to Berlin is maintained 24 hours a day. C-47 cargo planes carrying food for the Berlin population arrive at Tempelhof Airport through the night at a rate of one every eight minutes. Soviet action is closing the railway line for repair, halting barge and road traffic, leaving air transport as the only means of supplying food to the city. American and German personnel unloading bags of flour at Tempelhof Airport'.