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P. Tunner wrote: "A force of a couple of hundred men equipped with new landing mats, sand, and asphalt, lined the runways. " "Like a Damn Coal Mine" Rapid Turnaround Once landed at Tempelhof, aircraft took 5 minutes to reach the hardstand and shut down all engines. Vehicles were dispatched to each aircraft, wooden ramps assisted in unloading, and fork-lifts were used when needed. One jeep would come by, providing weather information and clearance. A second jeep operated as a mobile snack bar. General Tunner was very keen about having two beautiful Berliners work at these snack bars, "so that the men would have something to look Aircraft from Fassberg landed at Tegel, while aircraft from Celle landed at Gatow.

39 Maintenance Formidable Timetable Supplementary Help (Germany) Good maintenance was one of General Tunner's most important objectives, and 64% of all aircraft were always ready to fly. Propeller aircraft required a great deal of maintenance, caused by the vibrating engines and short life span of parts. 6% of all aircraft were grounded because of work in the shops; 10% through scheduled maintenance; 9% through major maintenance work which was done in Oberpfaffenhofen or Burtonwood, England; while another 11 % were grounded because of unscheduled maintenance work.

S. occurred on 18 August 1949. SAF C-54 approaches and touches down at Fassberg. ) --f'~ ~~ ~ ISLoading -~o Area 0 20C-54s ~ ~t;J XCELLE 37 The Northern Corridor Fields Hamburg The civilian airport at FuhlsbUttel, Hamburg, was the last airfield to be included in Berlin Airlift operations. It was first opened on 10 January 1911, as an airship base. After the World War of 1914-1918, it was used exclusively by heavier-than-air aircraft and in 1933 underwent a large expansion program. F. base on 20 September 1945.

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