BERLIN AIRLIFT VETERANS ASSOCIATION MEMBER BIOGRAPHES
Jake Schuffert – Airlift Cartoonist
Jake Schuffert had a knack of creating humor during the Airlift with his irreverent
cartons about the life and times of the airlifters and their bosses’. Published in the Task Force Times newspaper, Schuffert was a radioman on General Tunner’s own a/c. His cartoons played up everything disagreeable about the Airlift, but they brought a smile to the readers’ faces. They also improved moral helping to overcome the poor living and working conditions of the airlifters. General Tunner was his only censor.
OTHER MEMBER BIOGRAPHES
BERLIN AIRLIFT VETERANS ASSOCIATION MEMBER BIOGRAPHES Chuck Childs (Lt. Col. USAF, Ret.) of Rapid City SD is a former president of the Berlin Airlift Veterans Association. He retired from Ellsworth Air Force base SD in 1961 after a long career. During WWII he was a...read more
BERLIN AIRLIFT VETERANS ASSOCIATION MEMBER BIOGRAPHES Eddie Ide – Legacy Editor Eddie has had a lifelong enthusiasm for aviation history. His interest in the Berlin Airlift began in 1993 when he was Publicist at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (PA) International Airport...read more
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