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Wonderful circa 1949 Berlin Airlift / Berlin Blockade / Operation Vittles United States Air Force plaque to 7122nd Air Police Squadron Corporal Daiel Godich.
The wooden plaque features three brass panels, the top one reads: "CPL. DANIEL GODICH 7122 AIR POLICE SQDN WIESBADEN GERMANY", the center is round and in nice relief detail depicts an aircraft flying over barbed wire and a government-like building and reads: "BERLIN BLOCKADE". The bottom plate reads: "UNITED STATES AIR FORCE OPERATION VITTLES 1948 - 1949".
The Berlin Blockade was the first major international crisis of the Cold War and started in response to trade and supply routes being cut off by Soviet Officials.
In an effort to continue delivering much needed supplies to the city of Berlin, the USAF dropped food, fuel, and other much needed articles.
'Operation Little Vittles' started after Gail Halverson passed out two pieces of gum with the promise that if the children behaved, he would drop off more and the next day chocolate bars fell from the sky to the children below.
Fly over after fly over, candy continued to be dropped, American children donated to the cause and soon the major candy manufacturers joined suit. All told more than 20 tons of candy was dropped on Berlin.
Circa 1948 - 1949.
Approximately 7 1/8" in height x 6" in width.
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION:
Slot with staple for wall hanging.
This is from a USAF Cold War collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MEJX15 LAFEX6/15 SLCDEX08/17
7- (Very Fine-): The plaque shows moderate wear, mostly to the brass plates with lettering and has dried glue residue on reverse, which does not detract from piece.
GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.