Kiddy Car Airlift,
20 Dec. 1950
Never Before Presented Together
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Car Airlift Photographs
These historical photographs of the Kiddy Car Airlift
were taken on the morning of 20 December 1950 by U.S Air Force photographers
as the trucks bearing the children arrived from Inchon. Note the light
snow on the ground. The 16 planes had waited over one hour until the
trucks bearing the children arrived with Chaplain Russell L. Blaisdell
and S/Sgt. Merle Y. (Mike) Strang, his assistant. These photographs
were acquired at the U.S. National Archives in College Park, Md, the
archives of the Pacific Stars and Stripes in Tokyo, Japan, from the
Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio and from the files of Chaplain Russell
L. Blaisdell, USAF, Retired..