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Bob Greabell ©Stars and StripesFrankfurt, 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 the kids of the divided city by the 54th.

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