BERG, KILE DAG
Name: Kile Dag Berg Rank/Branch: O3/United States Air Force, pilot Unit: Date of Birth: 10 March 1939 Home City of Record: Seattle WA Date of Loss: 27 July 1965 Country of Loss: North Vietnam Loss Coordinates: 211200N 1051800E Status (in 1973): Returnee Category: Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F105 Missions: 20 Laos, 27 Vietnam Other Personnel in Incident: none
Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK March 1997 from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families, published sources, personal interviews.
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SOURCE: WE CAME HOME copyright 1977 Captain and Mrs. Frederic A Wyatt (USNR Ret), Barbara Powers Wyatt, Editor P.O.W. Publications, 10250 Moorpark St., Toluca Lake, CA 91602 Text is reproduced as found in the original publication (including date and spelling errors).
KILE D. BERG Major - United States Air Force Shot Down: July 27, 1965 Released: February 12, 1973
After completing the normal training courses for Aviation Cadets at Mariana, Florida and Greenville, Mississippi, I attended Gunnery School at Lule AFB, Arizona and Nellis AFB, Nevada. I then had a four year assignment to Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany where I flew the F-lOOD for a short time. Later, I flew the F-105D. While in Germany I completed Squadron Officer's School via a correspondence course. On 22 February I was reassigned to McConnell AFB, Kansas. I arrived there 27 March 1965. On 6 April 1965 I went temporary active duty to Takhli Air Base, Thailand. As I recall, I flew about twenty sorties in Laos and twenty-seven in Vietnam. At 1400 hours on 27 July 1965, I was shot down. At this point, having dropped many night courses because of temporary active duties, I had about one year of college, so I am now awaiting orders to the University of Washington when, in three years time, I wish to get both a Bachelor's in Accounting and a Master's in Management. On 3 October 1960 married Elizabeth Ann. We have two boys, Kim and Kelly, born 1961 and 1963. Ann filed for divorce upon my release. I have now bought a nice home on Mercer Island in Washington and am enjoying the art of re-modeling and furnishing. The past has died, let it die. The present lives, enjoy it. The future is unknown, don't anticipate it.
Kile Berg retired from the United States Air Force as a Lt. Col. He and his wife Mary previously resided in Washington.