Operation Santa Claus
Yesterday Santa arrived at the Palm Springs Air Museum and even brought Mrs. Claus along to meet all the kids. Actually “Operation Santa Claus” started during the Berlin Airlift in 1948. The Soviet Union had blocked access to Western Sectors of Berlin cutting off food and supplies to the population. The Western Allies began an airlift of supplies with over 200,000 flights in just one year alone.
Then on December 20, 1948 “Operation Santa Claus” flew Christmas gifts to 10,000 Berlin children. The C-47 aircraft like this one was one of the primary aircraft used to bring supplies to the people of Berlin. The Palm Springs Air Museum is very proud to continue this tradition of bringing Santa Claus to the kids, traveling on an original C-47 aircraft.
This entry was posted on December 14, 2015 by Ian L. Sitren. It was filed under Uncategorized and was tagged with advertising photographer, air museum, airplane photographer, Berlin Airlift, C-47, Christmas, FujiFeed, FujiFilm X-Series, FujiFilm XT-1, kids, Mrs Claus, Operation Santa Claus, Palm Springs, Palm Springs Air Museum, Santa Claus, Santa Claus flying, Santa's Lap.