1998 32¢ Berlin Airlift
Issue Date: June 26, 1998
City: Berlin, Germany
Printed By: Banknote Corporation of America
Printing Method: Photogravure
Proceeding World War II, Berlin was divided into two sectors, one being occupied by America, Britain, and France, and the other by Russia. In June of 1948, the Soviets blocked all land and water routes through East Germany to West Berlin, which lay 110 miles inside the Soviet occupation zone. The allies responded by setting up a series of airlifts to deliver food and supplies. The Soviets ended the blockade in May,1949.