How the Biggest Airlift in History Saved West Berlin

To break the Soviet blockade of West Berlin in 1948, General William Turner ordered his fleet of 225 C-54s to drop supplies into the city—around 35,000 tons of it a day. (1:54)

Latest Videos

Preview thumbnail for video'This ex-trapeze artist made parachutes safer
This ex-trapeze artist made parachutes safer (3:02)
Preview thumbnail for video'A routine landing turns into every pilot's nightmare
A routine landing turns into every pilot's nightmare (2:34)
Preview thumbnail for video'Experts assess why this plane fell off a cliff
Experts assess why this plane fell off a cliff (2:24)
Preview thumbnail for video'Were lithium batteries the cause of this plane crash?
Were lithium batteries the cause of this plane crash? (3:11)
Preview thumbnail for video'Survivor shares terrifying moments before plane crash
Survivor shares terrifying moments before plane crash (3:15)
Preview thumbnail for video'How to tell if you're in for a bumpy plane landing
How to tell if you're in for a bumpy plane landing (4:00)
Preview thumbnail for video'1996 Brazilian flight crashes seconds after takeoff
1996 Brazilian flight crashes seconds after takeoff (3:24)
Preview thumbnail for video'This pressure suit helped pilots survive new heights
This pressure suit helped pilots survive new heights (3:59)
Preview thumbnail for video'What forensics tell us about this odd plane crash
What forensics tell us about this odd plane crash (3:25)