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Post-War Germany, Berlin Airlift, Berlin Wall

At the end of the Second World War, U.S., British, and Soviet military forces divided and occupied Germany. Also divided into occupation zones, Berlin was located far inside Soviet-controlled eastern Germany.
A crowd gathers on the West German side of the Berlin Wall at Potsdamer Platz to watch as the structure is dismantled
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Members of the German military carry lit torches in honor of General (GEN) Charles L. Donnelly Jr., departing commander in chief, US Air Force Europe, and Allied Air Forces Central Europe. The Soldiers are participating in the"Grand Tatoo,"one of the West Germany military's highest honors

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: NOMAD THRUST Base: Ramstein Air Base Country: West Germany (FRG) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Patrick Nugent Release Status: ... more

Hunger, the price of defeat / World Telegram & Sun photo by Emil Reynolds.

Photograph shows two Berliners searching for food in a garbage dump.

Wanted: Information about The White Buses

The National Museum of Denmark is currently seeking individuals stories and objects associated with the White Buses, who rescued over 17,000 people out of the concentration camps in Germany during World War II.... more

Wanted: Information about The White Buses.

Danish buses in the sports field in Padborg 19th April 1945 in Bernadotte action...The National Museum of Denmark is currently seeking individuals stories and objects associated with the White Buses, who rescue... more

Wanted: Information about The White Buses.

Picture taken In the forest at Friedrichsruh...The National Museum of Denmark is currently seeking individuals stories and objects associated with the White Buses, who rescued over 17,000 people out of the conc... more

Sarah Brody in Germany, 1945

They were left behind by Patton and they were shot at a few minutes after this picture was taken. Sarah Brody is on the left...Collection of The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford..We're happy for y... more

Sarah Brody waiting to cross Rhine River

Crossing the Rhine River..Collection of The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Certain restrictions on high quality ... more

Antenna Pedestal, Located in Cologne, Germany

Records Relating to Publications

Berlin - Chancery Office Building

The original finding aid described this item as: Property Number: L 98526 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

Berlin - Chancery Office Building

The original finding aid described this item as: Property Number: L 98526 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

Berlin - Chancery Office Building

The original finding aid described this item as: Caption: City Views Property Number: L 98526 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

Berlin

The original finding aid described this item as: Caption: City Views Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

Berlin

The original finding aid described this item as: Caption: City Views Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

Berlin

The original finding aid described this item as: Caption: City Views Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

Berlin

The original finding aid described this item as: Caption: City Views Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

Berlin

The original finding aid described this item as: Caption: City Views Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

Berlin

The original finding aid described this item as: Caption: City Views Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

Accentuating the division / World Telegram & Sun photo by Jack Chitham.

Photograph shows British military police erecting a sign to mark the division of British and Russian sectors of Berlin.

Checkpoint between the French and the American sectors in Germany 1948

Militär vid kontroll..tag:..Photo Nr: 2218-15.sparvagsmuseet.sl.se ( http://sparvagsmuseet.sl.se )

[Germany Seated as 15th NATO Nation]

[Germany Seated as 15th NATO Nation] - [PAR-7238 through PAR-7239]

[Germany Seated as 15th NATO Nation]

[Germany Seated as 15th NATO Nation] - [PAR-7238 through PAR-7239]

[Adenauer at Paris Radio Station]

[Adenauer at Paris Radio Station] - [PAR-5520]

[Germany Seated as 15th NATO Nation]

[Germany Seated as 15th NATO Nation] - [PAR-6909 through PAR-6916]

[Germany Seated as 15th NATO Nation]

[Germany Seated as 15th NATO Nation] - [PAR-6909 through PAR-6916]

[Germany Seated as 15th NATO Nation]

[Germany Seated as 15th NATO Nation] - [PAR-6909 through PAR-6916]

[Germany Seated as 15th NATO Nation]

[Germany Seated as 15th NATO Nation] - [PAR-6909 through PAR-6916]

[Germany Seated as 15th NATO Nation]

[Germany Seated as 15th NATO Nation] - [PAR-6909 through PAR-6916]

[Germany Seated as 15th NATO Nation]

[Germany Seated as 15th NATO Nation] - [PAR-6909 through PAR-6916]

[Germany Seated as 15th NATO Nation]

[Germany Seated as 15th NATO Nation] - [PAR-6909 through PAR-6916]

Bookmobile, Stuttgart, Germany

Photographs of Information Center Service Activities in Foreign Countries

Volkswagen Bus Serves as Bookmobile, Stuttgart, Germany

Photographs of Information Center Service Activities in Foreign Countries

People Line Up to Visit Bookmobile, Mannheim, Germany

Photographs of Information Center Service Activities in Foreign Countries

Inside the Bookmobile, Stuttgart, Germany

Photographs of Information Center Service Activities in Foreign Countries

Children's Painting Class in the Basement, Germany

Original caption: U.S. Information Center, Amerika Haus, Hanover, Germany. Photographs of Information Center Service Activities in Foreign Countries

Children in Reading Room, Koblenz, Germany

Original caption: German children enjoy Koblenz Youth Library on opening day, June 7, 1952. Photographs of Information Center Service Activities in Foreign Countries

U.S.I.S. Bookmobile, Mannheim, Germany

Original caption: At Gross Sachson (popularion 1,900), 12% of the people are registered at the bookmobile. Eager children use their elbows to be first inside the car. Photographs of Information Center Service ... more

Truck Delivers Reading Materials to the U.S. Information Center, Munich, Germany

Photographs of Information Center Service Activities in Foreign Countries

Bookmobile Exhibition, Germany

Original caption: The exhibition space of the bookmobile always draws a great number of interested onlookers. During the last weeks exhibitions were shown about Kentucky, the Alaska highway, Texas, Montana, Ill... more

Reading to Children, Germany

Original caption: Employee reads stories to a group of youngsters in the children's day room of the Amerika Haus, Hamburg. Photographs of Information Center Service Activities in Foreign Countries

Bookmobile, Heidelberg, Germany

Original caption: The bookmobile is eagerly greeted by the youngest citizens in German towns where free library for children is unknown, where many are seeing books and films about the United States for the fir... more

Khrushchev - Stalin

Propaganda Posters Distributed in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East

Berlin Wall Along Bernauer Street Blocks Entrance to Church in East Berlin Symbolically Reminding Germans of Communist Opposition to Religion

Original caption: Berlin Wall along Bernauer Street blocks entrance to church in East Berlin symbolically reminding Germans of Communist opposition to religion. Photo from IPS. 63-2334. Accompanies Z-1/71-SM-4... more

A view of Checkpoint Charlie, the crossing point for foreigners who are visiting East Berlin

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: West Berlin Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: Helga T.H. Mellmann Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military ... more

Members of the 11th Armored Cavalry guard the border between East and West Germany in an M551 Sheridan light tank

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: West Germany (FRG) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Members of the 11th Armored Cavalry deploy from an M113A1 armored personnel carrier during an exercise at the border between East and West Germany. On the right is an M551 Sheridan light tank and in the background is an observation post

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: West Germany (FRG) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A member of the 11th Armored Cavalry uses binoculars to observe activity on the border between East and West Germany as his partner checks a map. They are patrolling the border area in an M551 light vehicles

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: West Germany (FRG) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Geese gather on the flight line during a heavy rainfall at Tempelhof Central Airport. The birds are being photographed in support of the Bird Strike Program

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: West Berlin Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: Hendrik G. Pastor Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Se... more

A right side view of a C-141B Starlifter cargo aircraft as it is deiced at Tempelhof Central Airport

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: West Berlin Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: Thomas B. Farr Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Servi... more

M-60 main battle tanks of Co. F, 40th Armor, Berlin Bde., undergo dry firing proficiency training at Tempelhof Central Airport

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: West Berlin Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: Thomas B. Farr Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Servi... more

SPEC. 4 Raoul Menienta and 2LT Jim Iken, 7350th Air Base Group, take orientation training on a U.S. Army tank at Tempelhof Central Airport

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Berlin Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: Thomas Farr Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digit... more

During a tour, United States Air Forces in Europe Outstanding Airmen of the Year look over the Berlin Wall into East Berlin

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: West Berlin Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: Thomas Farr Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service ... more

During a tour, United States Air Forces in Europe Outstanding Airmen of the Year look over the Berlin Wall into East Berlin

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: West Berlin Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: Thomas Farr Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service ... more

BGEN James Stewart, U.S. Air Force Reserve, views the Brandenburg Gate from a helicopter during his visit to the Tempelhof Central Airport

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: Thomas Farr, CIV Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photog... more

A1C David Smith (right) and Steven Freeman, both security policemen from the 7350th Air Base Group, salute a passing vehicle at Checkpoint Charlie, the allied entry point into East Berlin

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Berlin Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: Thomas Farr Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digit... more

A1C David Smith, a security policeman, salutes a passing vehicle at Checkpoint Charlie, the allied entry point into East Berlin

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Berlin Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: Thomas Farr Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digit... more

TSGT James Elmore of the 1946th Communication Squadron is an air traffic approach controller at the Tempelhof Central Airport

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Berlin Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: Thomas Farr Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digit... more

A right side view of an OV-10 Bronco aircraft from the 601st Tactical Air Support Group, Sembach Air Base, West Germany, in flight during Exercise Reforger '81

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: REFORGER '81 Base: Hanau Army Air Field Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bill Thompson Relea... more

SSGT J. Jackson, 435th Combat Mobility Branch, Rhein-Main Air Base, West Germany, goes over the equipment loading plan with CPT George Kauffman from the 32nd Combat Mobility Hospital during Exercise Reforger '81. A German C-160 aircraft can be seen in the background

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: REFORGER '81 Base: Stuttgart Army Air Field Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bill Thompson R... more

Civilian airlines are authorized to land at the Tempelhof Central Airport when bad weather prevents them from landing at the primary airport at Tegel. The Rosinen Bomber is the first plane from the right

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Berlin Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: Thomas Farr Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digit... more

Vice President George Bush looks over the Berlin Wall into East Berlin during his tour through the city. He is escorted by Governing Mayor Von Weizacker and Chancellor Kohl

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: West Berlin Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: Thomas Farr Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service ... more

A view of the Brandenburg Gate, with East Berlin in the background

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Berlin Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: Thomas Farr Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digit... more

The United States Army provides rides in an M113 armored personnel carrier for children visiting the Tempelhof Central Airport Open House '83

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Berlin Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: Thomas Farr Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digit... more

A C-130 Hercules aircraft drops a pallet of equipment on the flight line during a demonstration of the low-altitude parachute extraction system (LAPES) at the Tempelhof Central Airport Open House '83

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Berlin Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: Thomas Farr Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digit... more

A view of "The Wall," which separates communist-controlled East Germany from West Germany

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: West Berlin Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: MASTER Sergeant Don Sutherland Release Status: Released to Public Combine... more

Cargo is offloaded from a C-141B Starlifter aircraft at Tempelhof Central Airport

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: West Berlin Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: MASTER Sergeant Don Sutherland Release Status: Released to Public Combine... more

A view of "The Wall," which separates communist-controlled East Germany from West Germany. Graffiti marks the West Berlin side while the East side remains spotless

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: West Berlin Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: MASTER Sergeant Don Sutherland Release Status: Released to Public Combine... more

A view of "The Wall," which separates communist-controlled East Germany from West Germany. Graffiti marks the West Berlin side while the East side remains spotless

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: West Berlin Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: MASTER Sergeant Don Sutherland Release Status: Released to Public Combine... more

A view of "The Wall," which separates communist-controlled East Germany from West Germany

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: West Berlin Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: MASTER Sergeant Don Sutherland Release Status: Released to Public Combine... more

A view of Checkpoint Charlie, the border crossing for diplomats and Allied personnel between East Germany and West Germany

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: West Berlin Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: MASTER Sergeant Don Sutherland Release Status: Released to Public Combine... more

A view of Checkpoint Charlie, the border crossing for diplomats and Allied personnel between East Germany and West Germany

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: West Berlin Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: MASTER Sergeant Don Sutherland Release Status: Released to Public Combine... more

A sign indicates where the British sector ends at "The Wall," separating communist-controlled East Germany from West Germany

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: West Berlin Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: MASTER Sergeant Don Sutherland Release Status: Released to Public Combine... more

An aerial view of Tempelhof Central Airport

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: West Berlin Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: MASTER Sergeant Don Sutherland Release Status: Released to Public Combine... more

A view of "The Wall," which separates communist-controlled East Germany from West Germany. Graffiti marks the West Berlin side while the East side remains spotless

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: West Berlin Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: MASTER Sergeant Don Sutherland Release Status: Released to Public Combine... more

STAFF Sergeant J. Stephen and his drug detection dog, Duke, conduct a motor vehicle inspection at Tempelhof Central Airport

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Berlin Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: RAMI Harcsztark Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service D... more

Captain (CPT) Stephen Brown, 37th Tactical Airlift Squadron, pilots a C-130 Hercules aircraft between Stuttgart and Hanau, West Germany, during Exercise REFORGER '83

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: REFORGER '83 Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: SMSGT Don Sutherland Release Status: Released to Public Combined Militar... more

SGT Max Vinecke directs a T-39 Sabreliner aircraft out of a hangar at Tempelhof Central Airport

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Berlin Country: West Germany (FRG) Scene Camera Operator: RAMI Harcsztark Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Ph... more

An An-2 aircraft that was stolen by Polish nationals and flown to Tempelhof Central Airport

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Berlin Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: Thomas Farr Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digit... more

West German soldiers aboard a camouflaged Leopard I main battle tank during Exercise REFORGER '83

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: REFORGER '83 Country: West Germany (FRG) Scene Camera Operator: Aerospace Av Service Release Status: Released to Public Combi... more

A left rear view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft in-flight over West Germany during Reforger '83

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: REFORGER '83 Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Aerospace Av Service Release Status: Released to Public Combined Militar... more

An East German guard tower at the Berlin Wall

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Berlin Country: West Germany (FRG) Scene Camera Operator: SPC5 Vincent Kitts Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital... more

A memorial on the western side of the Berlin Wall dedicated to Peter Fecter, a young man who died while attempting to flee East Berlin

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: West Germany (FRG) Scene Camera Operator: Yuen-Gi "Bernie" Yee Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A sign indicates the direction the Checkpoint Alpha, at border between East and West Germany. U.S. Army personnel are touring the area at the conclusion of Spearpoint '84, a phase of Exercise Reforger '84

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: REFORGER '84 Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: SPEC. 5 Vincent Kitts Release Status: Released to Pu... more

A view of East Germany on a radar screen inside the Berlin Air Route Traffic Control Facility at Templehof Central Airport. The facility is operated by members of the 1946th Information Systems Squadron

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Berlin Country: West Germany (FRG) Scene Camera Operator: Thomas Farr Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photog... more

A graphics display on the Tempelhof Automated System (TAS) computer screen depicting a map of Berlin air space. TAS is part of the Berlin Air Route Traffic Control Facility, operated by the 1946th Information Systems Squadron

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Berlin Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: Thomas Farr Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digit... more

A C-47 Skytrooper aircraft taxis along the flight line. The aircraft will be restored and put on display at the Berlin Airlift Memorial

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Rhein-Main Air Base Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Nugent Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military ... more

A C-47 Skytrooper aircraft arrives from Heathrow Airport, England, on its last flight. The aircraft will be restored and put on display at the Berlin Airlift Memorial

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Rhein-Main Air Base Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Nugent Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military ... more

A C-47 Skytrooper aircraft arrives from Heathrow Airport, England, on its last flight. The aircraft will be restored and put on display at the Berlin Airlift Memorial

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Rhein-Main Air Base Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Nugent Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military ... more

A C-47 Skytrooper aircraft passes the Berlin Airlift Memorial. The aircraft will be restored and put on display at the memorial

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Rhein-Main Air Base Country: West Germany (FRG) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Nugent Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service D... more

A C-47 Skytrain aircraft, which played a vital supply role during the Berlin Airlift of 1948-1949, stands in a hangar prior to being moved to the Rhein-Maine Berlin Airlift Memorial for permanent display. The aircraft was restored by members of the 435th

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Rhein-Main Air Base Country: West Germany (FRG) Scene Camera Operator: SRA John Lasky Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Servic... more

Members of the 435th Organizational Maintenance Squadron and the 435th Field Maintenance Squadron are silhouetted by the setting sun as they paint a C-47 Skytrain aircraft. The historic Skytrain, which played a vital supply role during the Berlin Airlift

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Rhein-Main Air Base Country: West Germany (FRG) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Patrick Nugent Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military S... more