People, Places and Objects 75 years on

Berlin Airlift Remembered

As the Cold War’s first confrontation between western nations and the Soviet Union, the Berlin Airlift of 1948-1949 was a highly significant historical event, with continuing relevance and resonance in the present day.

To mark the 75th anniversary of the Airlift in 2023 and 2024, Alliierten Museum, Militärhistorisches Museum, the National Museum of the United States Air Force and the Royal Air Force Museum have collaborated in the creation of this website. One to three posts will be added each week through the period of the airlift anniversary, giving a better idea of what happened 75 years ago.

Rising tensions
Overcoming the blockade
The airlift is going on
Overcoming the blockade