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. on a Sunday morning in August 1952 for a special assignment.
The assignment was so secretive that Berg wasn’t given many details — all he knew was that it was his job to alert all the flight personnel of the 1602 Air Transport Wing to report for duty.
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