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Russell A. Berg was a Brigadier General in the United States Air Force.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Berg was born on January 6, 1917 in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1935 and from Grinnell College in 1940. In 1946, Berg married Joan Mortrude.[1] They would have two children. Berg died on January 24, 2002 in San Antonio, Texas.

Career[edit | edit source]

Berg began training with the United States Army Air Corps in 1940 and entered service the following year.[2] During World War II, he was assigned to the Royal Air Force. Afterwards, he became an instructor with the Wisconsin Air National Guard and was assigned to the Headquarters of the Tactical Air Command.

During the Korean War, Berg commanded the 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing. After being stated at the Headquarters of the Air Force, he attended the National War College before being assigned to Allied Air Force Central Europe of NATO.

Other positions he held include Deputy Director of the Manned Orbiting Laboratory and assignments with the United States Secretary of the Air Force and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He retired in 1970.

Awards Berg received include the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with eight oak leaf clusters, the Bronze Star Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, the British Distinguished Flying Cross with medal bar, the French Croix de Guerre with palm device, the Belgian Croix de guerre with palm device and the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation.

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