Don Berg displays his copy of the 1952 Life magazine article telling the story of the Beirut-Jiddah Airlift, in which nearly 4,000 stranded Muslims were brought by military aircraft from Beirut, Lebanon, to Jiddah in Saudi Arabia, as part of their pilgrimage to Mecca. Photo by Vicki Gerdes, Detroit Lakes Record
Area man helped stranded pilgrims in 1952
It was while Hawley native Don Berg was stationed with the U.S. Air Force in Frankfurt, Germany that he and a fellow airman were awakened at 6 a.m.
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