Berlin Airlift Tour meets with Team McConnell

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Members of the Berlin Airlift Tour stopped by and met with members of Team McConnell, Sept. 27, 2019, McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The Berlin Airlift was a humanitarian airlift effort that broke the Soviet Union’s blockade of West Berlin, shattering previous airlift records. The operation was initiated by the U.S. Air Force, the Royal Air Force and other allied forces in 1948 after Soviet occupational forces cut off supply channels to West Berlin. Lasting from June 26, 1948 to Sept. 30, 1949, the airlift provided over two million residents of West Berlin with food and other supplies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Abigail Klein)