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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. Vicki Gerdes/Record

Area man helped stranded pilgrims in 1952

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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.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers and editor of MN Boomers magazine for the past 13 years. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
(218) 847-3151
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