Interviewees

Berke, George Berse

  • College/Year: RC '51
  • Links to Oral History Sessions: Berke, George Berse Part 1 (September 23, 2010)
    Berke, George Berse Part 2 (September 24, 2010)
    Berke, George Berse Part 3 (September 27, 2010)
  • Conflict(s): World War II; Korean War
  • Military Branch & Unit:: Air Force
  • Theater(s): American; Korean
  • US Air Force: 3rd Air Force
  • Air Force Group: 81st Fighter Wing
  • Air Force Squadron: 92nd Fighter Squadron
  • Air Force Other: RAF Station Beutwatevs, UK
  • Army Air Force Other: Medical Laboratory Technician

Description:
George Berse Berke was born in 1927 in Plainfield, New Jersey.  He attended grammar and high school in Westfield, New Jersey.  Berke enlisted in the United States Air Force when he was seventeen years old.  He served as a Medical Labaoratory Technician during World War II.  After the war, George Berke attended Rutgers College and graduated in 1951 with a degree in English.  George Berke went on to serve as a fighter pilot during the Korean War.  Later, he earned his Master's Degree in English from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and went on to earn his PhD in Educational Technology from Catholic University of America. Berke served in the Air Force until 1970.  During his early career, George worked as program director for Federal City College and the American Red Cross.  From 1978 until he retired in 2003, he worked for Berke Associates.