'Camel caravan' for besieged Berlin, 1948
Published: October 4, 2011
Gerald Waller ©Stars and Stripes
Wiesbaden, Germany, October 21, 1948: Clarence the Camel stands in a C-47 aircraft amid some 5,000 pounds of food, candy, books, games and toys on the way to Berlin for distribution to children of the blockaded city during the Berlin Airlift. Clarence — mascot of the pilots of the 86th Fighter Group at Neubiberg Air Force Base — was flown in from Tripoli, Libya, for a tour of the U.S. zone of Germany after the "camel caravan" stop in Berlin.
Stars and Stripes' story about the "camel caravan."