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Personnel

S/Sgt

George H. BERG

George H. Berg

Photo from news article 25 October 1944

Army Serial Number: 32766613
Assigned to the 100th Bombardment Group
Location:
Unit: 350th Bombardment Squadron
Rank:
Position: Ball Turret Gunner
Beginning Date of 100th Service: Unknown
Time of Service at Thorpe Abbotts: Unknown - Unknown

Additional 100th Service Notes

Status: KIA
MACR: 08814
CR: 08814
Comments: 11 SEP 44 RUHLAND (FLAK - EAC)

Media Articles

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Media ItemTypePageVolume/IssueBroadcast SourceTimeDescriptionFile
George Berg promoted at DyersburgPrintThe Courier News June 20 194412:00 am
George Berg MIAPrintThe Central NJ Home News October 3 194412:00 am
George Berg reported dead by Nazi governmentPrintThe Courier News October 25 194412:00 am
George Berg reported dead by GermansPrintThe Courier News October 25 194412:00 am
George Berg killed in actionPrintThe Central NJ Home News October 26 194412:00 am
George Berg parents receive medalsPrintThe Central NJ Home News Jan 30 194512:00 am

Comments and Notes

Memo 1:
CREW

2ND LT HOWARD R. SCHULTE P KIA 11 SEP 44 RUHLAND
F/O RICHARD P. KEIRN CP POW 11 SEP 44 RUHLAND A/C #43-38043
2ND LT JEROME H. HUTCHESON NAV POW 11 SEP 44 RUHLAND MACR #8814, Micro-fiche #3235
2ND LT KENNETH R. SUMMERS BOM POW 11 SEP 44 RUHLAND
S/SGT LESTER S. SWINK ROG POW 11 SEP 44 RUHLAND
S/SGT CARL H. HARRE TTE POW 11 SEP 44 RUHLAND
SGT GEORGE H. BERG BTG KIA 11 SEP 44 RUHLAND
SGT WALTER BUDZISZEWSKI WG KIA 11 SEP 44 RUHLAND
SGT DONALD S. GARNER WG RFS DUE TO UNCONTROLLABLE AIR SICKNESS/ OVER GARNER'S OBJECTIONS
SGT OTTO REICHL TG POW 11 SEP 44 RUHLAND

350TH SQDN…CREW, AS ABOVE, JOINED THE 100TH ON 2 AUG 1944.

Missions of Crew:

Date Last Name Initial Rank Position Aircraft Nbr Target
1. 8/14/1944 SCHULTE H.R. LT P 31220 LUDWIGHSAVEN (OIL)
2. 8/15/1944 SCHULTE H.R. LT P 38043 VENLO
3. 8/24/1944 SCHULTE H.R. LT P 31991 RUHLAND (OIL)
4. 8/26/1944 SCHULTE H.R. LT P 97924 BREST
5. 8/27/1944 SCHULTE H.R. LT P 97924 BERLIN (RECALL)
6. 9/3/1944 SCHULTE H.R. LT P 38043 BREST
7. 9/5/1944 SCHULTE H.R. LT P 38043 STUTTGART (AERO ENGS)
8. 9/11/1944 SCHULTE H.R. LT P 38043 RUHLAND (OIL)

S.O.C. page 79 says Schulte was killed by a 20mm shell.

THE CP IS THE 100TH'S WELL KNOWN COL RICHARD P. KEIRN . ( SEE KEIRN RECORD FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS REVERED 100TH VETERAN.)

Letter from Lt. Jerome H. Hutcheson, Navigator, dated 5 Aug 1945...

". . . From the moment of the first fighter attack, the pilot, Lt Howard R. Schulte, was unconscious, presumably from lack of oxygen. . . After continuing flying, the co-pilot, who was in command of the ship, decided that further attempts to put out the fire and return of our base would be of no avail and the order to bail out was given. The pilot had returned to consciousness, stating he was all right and unwounded to the co-pilot's inquiry. He immediately confirmed the co-pilots decision to abandon ship. I bailed out later. the Bombardier, Lt. Kenneth R. Summers later told me that he saw the pilot, Lt Schulte, and believed him to be the last person aboard the aircraft.. When last seen he was flying the aircraft at 75oo feet altitude going down fast. One wing was a mass of flames due to flak damage. He saw no more chutes come from the plane. Lt Summers believes that Lt Schulte did not bail out or if he did his chute did not open. He may have decided to crash land the aircraft."

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT Information:

Target:
Ruhland
Aircraft:
(43-38043)
Date:
1944-09-11
Cause:
EAC & Fire

Burial Information:

Plot:
B
Grave:
43
Row:
10
Cemetery:
Luxembourg Am Cemetery

Photos

George H. Berg 350th BTG

George H. Berg 350th BTG New Jersey KIA 11 Sep 44 Ruhland Howard R. Schulte Crew Photo courtesy of Jan Zdiarsky

Crew List

1st Crew List

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Rank Name Pos Status
Lt SCHULTE, Howard R. P KIA
Lt KEIRN, Richard P. CP POW
Lt HUTCHESON, Jerome H. NAV POW
LT SUMMERS, Kenneth R. BOM POW
T/Sgt HARRE, Carl H. TTE POW
S/SGT SWINK, Lester S. ROG POW
S/Sgt BERG, George H. BTG KIA
S/SGT BUDZISZEWSKY, Walter V. WG KIA
S/SGT GARNER, Donald S. WG RFS
S/SGT REICHL, Otto WG POW