IT WAS EFFECTIVELY A SIEGE, AND THE FATE OF ONE CUT-OFF CITY RESTED IN THE HANDS OF PILOTS. CHARLIE HAINES AND MATT CURRY DETAIL THE EFFORT TO SUSTAIN BERLIN BY AIR.
THE BERLIN AIRLIFT | COLD WAR
In 1942, the 22-year-old John Hurry was one of the first pilots assigned to the RAF’s fledgling Pathfinder Force. Flying Avro Lancasters with 83 Squadron, John and his fellow aircrew flew to Berlin on several occasions, identifying and marking targets for the main bomber force following behind.