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Cost of Berlin Airlift
Put at $73,029,700 For Five Months ty th» Associated Press SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Dec 4.—The Eerlin airlift cost the Air Force $73,029,700 for a little over; five months of operation, Eugene M. Zuckert, Assistant Secretary of Air, said tonight. A breakdown on this cost figure contained no reference to the cost of food and other supplies except to Berlin. The figure thus appeared to represent the over-all cost to the Air Force, but not the grand total including Army outlay for support ing service and for the supplies themselves. 421,460 Tons Delivered. Mr. Zuckert used the statistics in an address prepared for a ceremony of presenting certificates of merit to leaders of the West Coast avia tion industry. The cost estimate covered the period between the start of the air lift on June 26 and November 30, during which 421,460 tons were de livered to Berlin. Mr. Zuckert said the total cost was divided as fol lows : Operating cost, including pay of crews and base personnel in Europe, fuel, subsistence and clothing, $18, 232,800. Support, including repair and maintenance of planes, supplies for new runways, trucking and other items, $25,169,500. 11 Planes Lost. A "reserve, to cost” item of $21, 032.300 to be used if and when the operation Is ended, covering costs of returning units to their home bases, return of unused supplies and similar fold-up cost*. Value of 11 planes lost in accidents, $2,410,000. (Mr. Zuckert estimatedt that the actual present day ccet of re placing these planes wpuld be "about 10 times” the original val uation figure he used.) Depreciation of planes, $6,185,100. 62 Marines Return From Palestine Duty By Associated Preis NEW YORK, Dec. 4.—Sixty-two Marines assigned to the United Na tions’ Palestine mission arrived to day aboard the liner Marine Carp. The vessel, carrying 594 pas sengers, docked 48 hours behind schedule as a result of heavy seas and strong gales it encountered until two days out of New York. The Marine detachment of 60 en listed men and two officers had been assigned to communications and transportation work for the past five months in Palestine. In charge of the Marine con tingent was Lt. Thomas O. Weg horst, 27, of Cincinnati. Also aboard the vessel was Col. Efraim Ben Arzi. 38. the first mili tary attache from Israel to serve in Washington. He was accom panied by his wife, Victoria. Col. Ben Arzi and his wife both served with the British-army during World War II. Mrs. Ben Arzi said she is on leave as a major in the women's services of the Israeli army. Her husband was a member of the Joint planning staff of the Israeli army. The vessel lost tvo crew members through illness and accident during the rount-trip voyage, ship's offi cers reported. 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