LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE LINWOOD VICTOR WEEKS JR. was born in January of 1926, the second son of Linwood and Marion Weeks of Berlin NJ. By 1930 the family was living in a rented house at the corner of East Taunton and Jefferson Avenues in Berlin NJ, and Linwood Weeks Sr. was working as a bookkeeper for a coal company.
Linwood Victor Weeks, Jr., enlisted in U.S. Naval Aviation in June of 1942. He trained at Navy Pre-flight School, Chapel Hill NC and served at Naval Air Stations, at Glenview IL, Corpus Christi TX, Atlanta GA, Jacksonville FL, Cecil Field FL, and Kingsville TX, and Vero Beach FL. He was made Instrument Flight Instructor after being commissioned as an Ensign in the Naval Reserve, and instructed Naval Aviators in instrument flying for two and one half years. While returning to Vero Beach FL from St. Louis MO on a routine flight, his plane crashed near Americus GA at 4:00 A.M. on April 15, 1946 and he was killed along with his co-pilot. He was interred in Berlin Cemetery, Berlin NJ on April 20, 1946. He was eligible for the American Theater and Victory medals.
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