The Big Lift
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French title : La ville écartelée
Montgomery Clift (Sgt. 1st Class Danny MacCullough)
Paul Douglas (MSgt. Henry 'Hank' Kowalski)
Cornell Borchers (Frederica Burkhardt)
Bruni Löbel (Gerda)
O.E. Hasse (Stieber)
Experiences of two Air Force sergeants during the 1948 Berlin Airlift.
Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.
Douglas C-54G-1-DO Skymaster 45-514 (c/n 35967) ran off end of runway into ditch and caught fire while landing at Flughafen Berlin-Tempelhof 13 August 1948 during Berlin Airlift. Crew survived.
5 stars actors in this movie, these Douglas C-54 Skymaster, from the 1st Troop Carrier Squadron of the MATS-Military Air Transport Service, established in 1948 by merge of the ATC-Air Transport Command of the USAF and the NATS-Navy Air Transport Service.
On approach to Flughafen Berlin-Tempelhof.
Another actor of this historical event. The Douglas C-47 Skytrain, at Flughafen Berlin-Tempelhof.
Soviet Air Force did actually operated around 200 P-47D Thunderbolt during WWII. But those might be “American P-47” rebadged as CCCP forces?