STRATEGY: Precision Operation

Said Major General William H. Tunner: "We look upon the airlift not as an end in itself. It is an exercise in the technique of using big airplanes in a manner hitherto unknown."

Tunner is operational boss of the great three-pronged "bridge to Berlin". Last week as the lift entered its 16th week, Tunner mused: "The trouble with all airplanes is that they spend too much time on the ground."

Keeping his planes in the air more of the time than experts thought possible a few months ago, Tunner looks on the lift as a precision operation, not as an adventure...

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