Linwood C. BrooksNAME:
Second Leituenant Linwood C. Brookes
Serial No. 14 068 798
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob C. Brooks
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH AND DEATH:
Born New Bern, N. C., September 21, 1919, Killed in action March 8, 1944, over British Isles. Buried in U. S. Military Cemetery at Cambridge, England. Body returned to U. S. in 1948 and now rests in Ceder Grove Cemetery, New Bern,
N. C. Memorial service held in Central Methodist Church, Monroe, N. C.
HIS LIFE BEFORE HE ENTERED SERVICE:
Attended Grammar School in New Bern, North Carolina. Graduated from Monroe High School in 1937. Member of Troop 13, Boy Scouts, New Bern, N. C. and attained rank of Sea Scout. After completion of school, was employed as Room Clerk at Hotel Sir Walter, Raleigh, N. C. The following brothers and sisters: Sam W. Brooks, Jake Brooks, Jr., Margaret Brooks (Mrs. H.W.Gulledge) and Martha Brooks (Mrs. R.H.Payne)
Enlisted in Army March 21, 1942, at Fort Bragg, N. C. Received pilot training as an aviation cadet at San Antonio Aviation Cadet Center from October 4, 1942 to January 18, 1943; Corsicana Army Air Field, Corsicana Texas from January 19, 1943, to March 18, 1943; Majors Army Air Field, Greenville, Texas from March 19 to May 24, 1943; At Brooks Army Air Field, Texas, was appointed 2nd Lt. October 1, 1943, upon completion of Pilot Training. Accepted and entered active duty Oct. 1, 1943. Departed for over-seas service January 20, 1944. Received the following awards: Air Medal, Post- humous Award of the Purple Heart, American Campaign Medal. European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with one Bronze Service Star for Participation in the Air Offensive Europe Campaign, World War II Victory Medal, Aviation Badge "Pilot"
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