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The Largest Airlift in History

  • Dr. Harold E. Raugh, Jr.
  • Interview by: Jess Boydon


This was the largest airlift

in history and probably will be.

The U.S. Air Force,

we don't have this number of planes anymore,

nobody does.

And the U.S. Air Force has the most significant capacity

for strategic deployable airlift,

you know to carry things, to carry soldiers,

and we could use more.

So I'm sure something like the Berlin Airlift

will never be replicated.

We have to remember that was right after World War II

so there were a lot of airplanes around

which isn't the case nowadays

even though the capacity is bigger.

Tremendous operation, unprecedented in military history.

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