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This memorial to the Berlin Airlift stands in a small park at the Platz der Luftbrücke in front of Tempelhof Airport. Nicknamed die Gabel (the fork) or die Hunger-Harke (the hunger rake) by Berliners, the three arching “prongs” represent the three official air corridors (Luftkorridore) used by aircraft passing over East German territory on flights between West Berlin and West Germany. A matching monument stands at the other end of the “air bridge” at the Rhein-Main air base in Frankfurt, completing the airlift arch. Dedicated to the 78 pilots and crew killed in crashes during the airlift, the two memorials were completed in 1951.
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