Berlin Airlift Memorial (Luftbrückendenkmal)
The monument is located at the eastern edge of the small park that occupies Platz der Luftbrücke, directly across the street from the former Tempelhof airport. The monument is separated from the grass by a stone surface. Monument This gray concrete monument, called the Luftbrückendenkmal, rests on a black stone base that is encircled with a metal band that lists the name of the aviators and service members who dies during the Berlin Airlift. This metal part of the monument has oxidized and turned green. The base of the monument is surrounded by a flower garden. The monument itself is a large curved structure that features three "claws" (on the left and right sides as in the middle), which represent the flight patterns that the U.S., U.K., and France, followed during the operation. The monument has been nicknamed the "Hunger Rake" or "Hungerharke" by Berliners. The monument was dedicated in 1951 and was designed by Eduard Ludwig.
Capt. W.R. Howard Capt. W.A. Rathgeber Sgt. B.J. Watkins Cpl. N.H. Thies 1stLt. R.H. Boyd 1stLt. R.M. Wurgel 1stLt. W.F. Hargis Capt. B.E. Phelps T/Sgt. L.C. Wells AD/3 H.R. Crites Jr. 1stLt. L.A. Wheaton Jr. 1stLt. R.P. Weaver 1stLt. C.B. Ladd 1stLt. E.S. Erickson T/Sgt. C.L. Putnam 1stLt. R.C. Stephens 1stLt. L.V. Williams Capt. J.M. de Valentine Maj. E.C. Diltz Pfc. R.E. Stone Sgt. R. Winter Cpl. G.S. Burns 1stLt. C.H. King 1stLt. W.T. Lucas 1stLt. G.B. Smith 1stLt. R.W. Stuber Capt. J.A. Vaughn Civ. C.H. Hagen Pfc. J.T. Orms 1stLt. R.C. von Luehrte 2ndLt. D.J. Leemon T/Sgt. H.F. Heinig Sold. R.C. Marks F/Lt. H.W. Thompson M.C. D.F.C. Nav. II. L.E.H. Gilbert Sig. II. S.M.L. Towersey Eng. II. D.W. Watson Pi. I. F.I. Trezona F/Lt. J.G. Wilkins Sig. III. B.A. Lough Sgt. C. Dowling Nav/O. A.J. Burton F/Eng. K.A. Seaborn Capt. W. Cusack C. Taylor Rad/O D.W. Robertson N/O M.E. Casey Capt. G. Utting Eng. T. Supernatt Eng. D.I Griffin Eng. E. O’Neal Sig. II. J.D. Grout Capt. R.J. Freight Sgt. J. Toal F/Lt. M.J. Quinn N/O. J.R.L. Sharpe Eng/O. H. Paterson Capt. P.C. Goulding 1stO. H.T. Newman Rad/O. D.J. Edwards Capt. R.M.W. Heath F/O. K.A. Reeves Mas. Sig. A. Penny Capt. W.R.O. Lewis Nav/O. E.L. Carroll AD/O. E.G. Wood F/Eng. J. Anderson F/O. I.R. Donaldson Nav. II. W.G. Page Sig. II. A. Dunsire Eng. II. R.R. Gibbs F/Lt. G. Kell W. Duhring H. Fielder K. Schlinsog H. Schwarz K. Zulsdorf
They Gave Their Lives For The Freedom Of Berlin During The 1948/49 Airlift
United States Air Force
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