This all happened in Berlin, Germany. It hapened between Germany and the United States. Gerneral Lucious Clay called for the airlift, and President Truman approved it. The airlift was a response to the Berlin Blockade. U.S. sent 270,000 flights into West Berlin to provide 2.5 Million tons of supplies to help keep Berlin civilians alive. The Significance in this event was that it became a symbol of the West's commitment to resisting communist expansion.