Saturday, December 15, 2018

Today in the Life of the Berlin Airlift

December 16, 1948 :

During the Berlin Airlift a third airport has been constructed in Tegel, in the French sector. However, the airport could not begin operations because two radio towers, operated by the soviet forces obstructed the landing area.

On that day, French engineers destroyed the transmitting towers of the communist-run radio station near Tegel.

This incident directly inspired the Chapter 34: „The Radio Towers” in the historical novel „Eagles Over Berlin”

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