Name: CW2 George Phillip Berg (posthumously promoted)
Status: Body Not Recovered from an incident on 02/18/1971 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Declared dead on 04/26/1971.
Age at death: 24.6
Date of Birth: 07/16/1946
Home City: Belford, NJ
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/101 AVN 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 70-3
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 05W-114
Short Summary: Shot down while extracting 3 men with ropes on west side of A Shau Valley. See Gerald Woods.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-15255
Call sign: Comancheros
Service number: 11772029
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: SVN-BNR
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 04/29/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - interim
Length of service: *
Location: I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YC481785
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 08/20/1995
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