Barry Davidson has sent in two links
Barry Davidson has provided these eight photos of RAF Gatow during the airlift that include photos of the VCR, Radar, GCA etc. Barry reports that due to controller fatigue among the RAF/US controllers, civil controllers from the US & UK were detached although not much is known – anyone have any more info?
Barry Davidson has sent in a two page article produced originally by the RAF Air Historical Branch detailing the techniques used to manage the Berlin Airlift traffic, a forerunner of todays modern flow management systems.
from Chris Stock is this description of approach and landing procedures at GATOW
and also from Barry here is a Flight article about controlling the airlift
and some photos of a pilot briefing truck and the Berlin Air Safety Control Centre
Rhein Main Ops –The END
from Barry Davidson below
two photos of FASSBERG during the airlift
and a scan of a rare Christmas postcard produced by RAF and USAF ATC Staff at Fassberg.
The Lancastrians were four of twelve operated by Flight Refuelling supporting the airlift lift and carried diesel fuel and heating oil into Berlin.
including two more RAF GATOW ATC photos, one of which identifies the unit as No 5 GCA (Ground Controlled Approach) unit.
GCA truck and aerial at an RAF Station during the airlift
RAF Luneburg below
I’m told the Spitfire is a PRXI and is reference books suggest it is probably from 400 Squadron which was a Canadian squadron. The serial is thought to be PM156.