The Myth of Berlin's Tempelhof The Mother of all Airports

Flight pioneer Orville Wright flew over its grassy meadows, the first scheduled flight on Germany's national carrier Lufthansa took off from here and it was also the site of the Berlin Airlift. On Sunday, voters in Berlin will cast ballots on whether the city's decision to close Tempelhof Airport is the right one.
Von Reinhard Mohr
Candy Bombers: This photo is the view seen by American pilots as they took off on flights that brought urgently needed supplies to West Berlin, which had been completely cut off from the outside world by the Soviets.

Candy Bombers: This photo is the view seen by American pilots as they took off on flights that brought urgently needed supplies to West Berlin, which had been completely cut off from the outside world by the Soviets.

Foto: AP