THE AVIATION WEEK
More Lessons From the Airlift—an Analysis
At latest reading the Berlin airlift had moved a total of 2,098,887 tons of supplies to the German capital. Of this total U. S. Air Force transports delivered 1,609,749 tons during 172,044 flights and 530,891 hours of flying time. Cost of the U. S. share of this enterprise now stands at 31 airmen dead; $238,140,100; and 34 transports wrecked (25 Douglas C-54, 8 Douglas C-47 and one Fairchild C-82).