Foreign News: Operation Air Lift

Less than 24 hours after the U.N. Security Council in Manhattan voted to send troops and aid to the beleaguered Congo, the first silver-bodied, red-tailed Hercules plane whined off the runway of the U.S. Air Station at Chateauroux in southern France. At Donaldson Air Force Base in South Carolina and at Dover Base in Delaware, ponderous Globemasters lumbered into the air. By last week 132 U.S. transport planes were flying across half the world in the vast United Nations airlift to and from the Congo.

Disgorged Troops. The huge U.S. operation, directed from U.S.A.F.E....

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