Berlin Air Lift Operations

 

Operational Statistics (26/6/48 - 12/5/49)
  No.
Total Flights 195,998
- United States 132,788
- Britain 63,260
Total Cargo and Passenger Tonnage 1,589,567
- United States 1,221,281
- Britain (from 28/6/48) 368,286
Total U.S. Hours Flown 417,628
Total U.S. Miles Flown (statute) 65,000,000
Total U.S. Ton-Miles Flown 268,000,000
U.S. Fatalities 28
Total U.S. Aircraft Assigned to Airlift 342
Total U.S. Aircraft Assigned to Corridor Flights 232
Total U.S. Aircraft in Maintenance Pipeline or in Maintenance Shops 95
Total U.S. Aircraft Assigned to Aircrew Training Pool 15

 

Monthly Tonnages Flown (26/6/48 - 12/5/49)
  U.S. Britain Total
  Flights Tonnages Flights Tonnages Flights Tonnages
1948            
June-July 8,117 41,188 5,919 29,053 14,036 70,241
August 9,796 73,634 8,252 45,002 18,048 118,634
September 12,905 101,871 6,682 36,556 19,587 138,427
October 12,139 115,793 5,943 31,245 18,082 147,038
November 9,046 87,963 4,305 24,629 13,351 112,592
December 11,655 114,572 4,834 26,884 16,489 141,456
             
1949            
January 14,089 139,223 5,396 32,739 19,485 171,962
February 12,051 120,404 5,043 31,846 17,094 152,250
March 15,530 154,480 6,627 41,686 22,157 196,166
April 19,129 189,972 6,896 45,405 26,025 235,377
May 8,331 82,183 3,363 23,241 11,644 105,424
             
Total 132,788 1,221,281 63,260 368,285 195,998 1,589,567

 

Source: Modley, R. & Cawley, T. J., Aviation Facts and Figures 1953.