Major General William Tunner

The actual operation of a successful airlift is about as glamorous as drops of water on stone. There’s no frenzy, no flap, just the inexorable process of getting the job done. In a successful airlift, you don’t see planes parked all over the place; they’re either in the air, on loading or unloading ramps, or being worked on. You don’t see personnel milling around; flying crews are flying, or resting so that they can fly again tomorrow. Ground crews are either working on their assigned planes, or resting up so they can work on them again tomorrow. Everyone else is also on the job, going about his work quietly, and efficiently.

- Major General William Tunner