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White House Photographs
President John F. Kennedy views East Berlin, East Germany (Democratic Republic), from an elevated platform at Checkpoint Charlie along the Berlin Wall in West Berlin, West Germany (Federal Republic). Also pictured: Chancellor of West Germany, Konrad Adenauer; Mayor of West Berlin, Willy Brandt; West German Ambassador to the United States, Karl Heinrich Knappstein; Minister for All-German Affairs, Dr. Rainer Barzel; Commanding General of the Berlin Brigade, Major General Frederick O. Hartel; Military Aide to President Kennedy, General Chester V. Clifton; Director of Radio in the American Sector (RIAS) in Berlin and translator for the President, Robert Lochner; U.S. Secretary of State, Dean Rusk; U.S. Commandant in Berlin, Major General James H. Polk; White House Secret Service agent, Gerald A. “Jerry” Behn. [Vertical blemish near center of image is original to the negative.]
White House Photographs
President John F. Kennedy (at lectern) delivers remarks at Fliegerhorst Kaserne in Hanau, West Germany (Federal Republic). Also pictured: Inspector General of the Bundeswehr, Friedrich A. Foertsch; President Kennedy's sister-in-law, Princess Lee Radziwill of Poland; Federal Minister of Defense of West Germany, Kai-Uwe von Hassel; the President’s Personal Secretary, Evelyn Lincoln; Supreme Allied Commander Europe, General Lyman L. Lemnitzer; Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs, William R. Tyler; Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany, Gerhard Schröder; Special Assistant to the President for National Security, McGeorge Bundy; U.S. Ambassador to West Germany, George C. McGhee; Chief of Protocol of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ehrenfried von Holleben; Vice Chancellor of West Germany, Dr. Ludwig Erhard; Military Aide to the President, General Chester V. Clifton; Commander in Chief of the U.S. Army in Europe, General Paul L. Freeman, Jr.; Commanding General of V Corps, Lieutenant General John H. Michaelis; Special Counsel to the President, Theodore C. Sorensen; U.S. Secretary of State, Dean Rusk; Commander in Chief of U.S. Air Forces in Europe, General Truman H. Landon; Naval Aide to the President, Captain Tazewell T. Shepard, Jr.; Minister-President of Hesse, Georg August Zinn; Air Force Aide to the President, Brigadier General Godfrey T. McHugh; Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, General Earle G. Wheeler; Commanding General of the Seventh U.S. Army, Lieutenant General Hugh P. Harris; West German Ambassador to the United States, Karl Heinrich Knappstein; U.S. Chief of Protocol, Angier Biddle Duke.