Gifts bound for Berlin, 1961
Published: August 14, 2012
Bob Greabell ©Stars and Stripes
Frankfurt, Germany, December, 1961: A Globemaster transport plane from the 54th Troop Carrier Squadron appears to be devouring a van filled with Berlin-bound Christmas gifts at Rhein-Main Air Base. Subscribers of the New York-based German-language newspaper Staatszeitung contributed more than $7,500 for the gifts, which were then packed by the Hanau Council of Sergeants Major and carried to Berlin's kids by the 54th.