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Berlin Airlift starts

The Soviet government closed the road to Berlin, making it impossible for American supply convoys to access Berlin. This was in retaliation to the introduction of the Deutschmark four days earlier. The official justification for the road closure was that the Soviets needed to undertake repairs upon it.

To counteract this, the Western Allies used aircraft to supply the city by air.

A C-47 coming in to land at Tempelhof Airport. Source: Wikipedia