BERGER, Arthur F., Jr.
BERGER, Arthur Frederic, Jr. (1923-1948) was born in Kentucky on October 6, 1923. He was killed on San Clemente Island at age 24 on January 30, 1948.
In the News~
January 31, 1948 [LAT]: “Two 25-year-old ensigns were killed when their Navy (SNJ) trainer crashed in the surf at San Clemente Island, it was announced by Los Alamitos Naval Air Station, where the reserevists took off on a temporary duty flight. They were identified as Arthur F. Berger, Jr., pilot, of San Diego, and Emery Papp of Imperial Beach. Berger leaves his mother, and Papp his widow and one son. The bodies of the men were recovered after the ship smashed into the water.”