Convicted War Criminal, Baldur von Schirach, is released from Spandau Prison after serving his entire 20-year sentence.
Convicted Nazi War Criminal, Albert Speer is released from Spandau Prison after serving his entire 20-year sentence. Save
The 276,926th and final flight of the airlift arrives in Berlin. Nearly 700 aircraft have logged over 124 million miles and delivered roughly 2.3 million tons of supplies. Sixty-five lives were lost during the entire operation either by accidents on the ground or on aircraft.
Berlin City Mayor Ernst Reuter dies.
Convicted War Criminal Erich Raeder is released from Spandau Prison after serving 8 years of a life sentence.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. writes in the program for the 1964 Berlin Jazz Festival a brief forward titled: “Humanity and the Importance of Jazz”. Save
Another Everyday Unique Event that could only happen in West Berlin. A Soviet tour car stopping at the north end of the Four Ring. This was not the only place we would see these guys, they were everywhere. Thanks to BRUCE CLEMENS for this photograph. You can check out the other images Bruce has graciously Read more about This Day In Berlin Brigade History[…]
During the Operation Vittles (Berlin Airlift) the U.S. Air Force hits a new daily record, delivering nearly 7,000 tons of supplies to Berlin.
The two German nations are “without prejudice to their special relationships – are admitted to the United Nations.”
The airline “Deutsche Lufthansa der DDR” (known as Interflug after 1959) puts the Schönefeld airport, taken over from the Soviet occupying power, into operation on September 16 as the GDR’s first commercial airport.