Museum Spotlights Berlin Airlift, Hosts WWI Event

The National Museum of the US Air Force opens a special traveling exhibit Sept. 14 through Sept. 30 that showcases events surrounding the Berlin Airlift, which ended in September 1949. That exhibit, supported by the German Embassy and German Consulates across the US, and the museum’s permanent exhibit titled “Berlin: City Held Hostage” will commemorate the 60th anniversary of the conclusion of the 464-day airlift. This month, the museum also is hosting the World War I Dawn Patrol Rendezvous from Sept. 25 to Sept. 27. The biennial event features vintage aircraft—some flown by Great War Aeroplanes Association pilots in fly-bys and flour-bombing competitions—WWI re-enactors in a war encampment, vintage automobiles, WWI radio-controlled aircraft, and various educational events. Find more information at the museum Web site—Dawn Patrol and Berlin Airlift.