Weeks, John Richard, CTM

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Last Rank
Chief Torpedoman
Last Primary NEC
TM-0000-Torpedoman's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Torpedoman's Mate
Primary Unit
1943-1945, TM-0000, USS Trigger (SS-237)
Service Years
1941 - 1945
TM-Torpedoman's Mate

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Mapleton, KS
Last Address
Independence. MO

Casualty Date
Mar 28, 1945
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
South China Sea
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 2 (cenotaph)

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Last Known Activity

USS Trigger (SS-237) began her 12th war patrol 11 March 1945. She made attacks on the 18th and the 20th. On 26 March she was ordered to join a "wolf pack" to attack Japanese shipping. She radioed a weather report that day and was never heard from again. She may have fallen victim to a Japanese air and ship attack, but her fate is unknown. Chief Torpedoman's Mate Weeks was listed as missing in action and later declared dead 21 April 1946.

Service number: 6621681

 Tributes from Members  
I'm Free posted by Isaacs, Larry, SgtMaj USMC(Ret)
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Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 7 Patrols

 Duty Stations
NAVSUBASE Pearl HarborUSS Drum (SS-228)USS Sperry (AS-12)USS Silversides (SS-236)
USS Trigger (SS-237)
  1942-1942, TM-0000, NAVSUBASE Pearl Harbor
  1942-1942, TM-0000, USS Drum (SS-228)
  1942-1943, TM-0000, USS Sperry (AS-12)
  1943-1943, TM-0000, USS Silversides (SS-236)
  1943-1945, TM-0000, USS Trigger (SS-237)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 USS SILVERSIDES (SS-236) 7th War Patrol
  1944-1944 USS TRIGGER (SS-237) 10th War Patrol
  1944-1944 Asiatic-Pacific Specified Raids (1944)/Formosa Air Battle
  1944-1944 USS TRIGGER (SS-237) 8th War Patrol
  1944-1944 USS TRIGGER (SS-237) 9th War Patrol
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
  1944-1945 USS TRIGGER (SS-237) 11th War Patrol
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Iwo Jima Operation
  1945-1945 USS TRIGGER (SS-237) 12th War Patrol
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Nov 01, 1942, Promoted to TM2
  Jun 01, 1943, Promoted to TM1
  Aug 01, 1944, Promoted to CTM
 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenThe National Purple Heart Hall of HonorThe National Gold Star Family RegistryWW II Memorial National Registry
United States Navy Memorial
  2018, World War II Fallen
  2018, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
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