National Geographic : 1939 Jun
Photograph courtesy Deutsche Lufthansa A FLOCK OF 22 SLEEK GERMAN SKYLINERS ROOSTS AT BERLIN'S TEMPELHOF AIRDROME Only non-German ship is an American-built plane of Poland, identified by the letters "SP" on the left wing. "D"isthe mark ofaircraft oftheReich, just as"G" is the letter that identifies planes of Great Britain, "F" those of France, while Italy's bear an "I." Vast new buildingsnow under construction will make Tempelhof Air port Europe's largest. It will be possible for all of these planes to load and discharge at one time under a broad, crescent-shaped, overhanging roof. Grandstand seats on top will be able to seat the population of a good-sized city (page 813).