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October 30, 2008

Tempelhof’s Last Day

Filed under Life in Europe

Berlin’s historic Tempelhof airport closes tonight at midnight. The last two planes to leave the world’s first commercial airport will be a "raisin bomber" – an American transport plane from the Berlin airlift – and a Junkers JU-52. Both will take off simultaneously shortly before midnight. In a referendum held last April, an initiative to save Tempelhof airport failed to achieve the required level of support needed to pass. Read more »

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