ARCHIVE PHOTO OF THE DAY
Camel caravan, 1948
By STARS AND STRIPES Published: October 2, 2018
Gerald Waller ©Stars and Stripes
Wiesbaden, Germany, October, 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.