BERG, KILE DAG
Name: Kile Dag Berg
Rank/Branch: O3/United States Air Force, pilot
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
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. 2020
REMARKS: 021273 RELEASED BY DRV
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
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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.
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