President Harry S. Truman Centennial: The Berlin Airlift

May 8, 1984 – March 31, 1986

National Air and Space Museum
Independence Avenue and 6th Street, SW
Washington, DC

Air Transportation, Gallery 102, 1st Floor, West Wing Floor Plan

View photographs and memorabilia from the Berlin airlift, highlighting the role of the Truman Administration. A 10-minute film covers the political climate, people, airplanes, and operations concerned with the airlift. Commemorates the centennial of Truman's birth and shows how the U.S. kept Berlin's residents alive by delivering fuel and food when Russia blocked entry to West Berlin from April 1948 to September 1949.

Related exhibition: Advancing American Art: Politics and Aesthetics in the U.S. State Department Exhibition, 1946-48, NMAA