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James Lee Berry Collection

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James Lee Berry Collection

Biographical Information

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Name:
James Lee Berry
State of Birth:
MO
Home State:
MO
Gender
Male
Race
White

War or Conflict
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1955-1979
Entrance into Service
Enlisted
Branch of Service
Navy
Unit of Service
LST (Landing Ship Tank) 1048
Location of Service
San Diego, California; Pensacola and Key West, Florida; Hawaii; Guam (Mariana Islands); Da Nang, Vietnam; Tennessee; Thailand
Highest Rank
Commander
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
Veteran served as a Navy Fighter Pilot. Veteran was commissioned as an Ensign in the Naval Reserves in Springfield, Missouri in 1954. He served for one year on the LST 1048 in 1956. Then he was selected for Naval Flight Training and got his wings in 1957. Veteran was a jet fighter pilot and flew with various fighter squadrons and aircraft carriers. From 1968-1969, the veteran served in Da Nang, Vietnam. Incident with aircraft being down in enemy country, 8/1969. Veteran went on 50 combat missions. He received disability injuries in a parachute entry into trees. Veteran later served as the Officer in Charge at mechanical schools. In 1979, veteran retired as Commander and returned home to Springfield, Missouri.

View Digital CollectionCollection Information

Type of Resource:
Video: DVD [1 item] --Oral history interview
Interviewer:
Warner Bullock
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Air & Military Museum of the Ozarks
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/67636
Subjects:
Berry, James Lee
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal Narratives
United States. Navy.
Cite as:
James Lee Berry Collection
(AFC/2001/001/67636), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2015-02-04
 

 

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