Big Easy (1948); Anyone who sees a psychiatrist...
Douglas G. Wilson
douglas at NB.NET
Tue Sep 18 23:56:20 UTC 2001
> > BERLIN. (...) Thirty-five minutes earlier Big Easy 103 had come in
> > Tempelhof.
> > (It's the name of an airplane. This is easy to trace in military
> > ed.)
Even easier than that, maybe, to get some idea ... since we have the
Internet and Google.
With respect to the Berlin Airlift:
<<C-47's going East to Berlin were called "Easy", returning C-47's
traveling West, were called "Willie". C-54's had the names 'Big Easy' and
<<Loaded planes flying into Berlin were designated "Big Easy" -- the B
indicating Rhein-Main-based aircraft. Those based at Weisbaden were
designated "Able Easy." In contrast to the four engined R5D's and C54's the
twin-engined C-47's carried the name of "Little Easy.">>
-- Doug Wilson
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