Shirl M. Weeks
S.M. Weeks
(Published: Modesto Bee, Saturday, March 25, 2000)

July 13, 1919 -- March 23, 2000


Shirl (Sam) Morris Weeks, 80, of Oakdale died Thursday at Oak Valley Hospital.

Mr. Weeks was a native of El Cerrito. He lived in Oakdale two years. He was an accountant for Hall Scott Motors for 27 years. He was a golf professional at Kelly Ridge Golf Course, Oroville. He was a member of Oakdale Golf and Country Club. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II; he was a bombardier with the 8th Air Force.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Weeks of Oakdale; children, Glen Weeks of Danville and Beverley Damas of Fremont; brothers, Frank Weeks of Concord and Marks Weeks of El Cerrito; and two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Private services were conducted at Oakdale Memorial Chapel. No visitation.


Lieutenant S.M. Weeks

Army Presidential Unit Citation

Air Medal w/ 3 Oak Leafs Eastern-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal w/ 3 Service Stars World War II Victory Medal

Shirl M. Weeks, Bombardier

8th Air Force, 3rd Division, 13th Combat Wing, 100th Bombardment Group, 418th Heavy Bombardment Squadron

PROMOTION HISTORY:
Captain - Offered, not accepted - Dec 1945
1st Lieutenant - 26 May 1945
2nd Lieutenant - 1 Sep 1944
Aviation Cadet - 1 Jan 1944
Private - Aug 1943


AIRCRAFT:
Type: B-17G Flying Fortress
Name: Baby Sweet
Serial # 337811


MISSIONS

AWARDS & DECORATIONS:
Army Presidential Unit Citation
Air Medal w/ 3 Oak Leaf Clusters
   - 23 Combat Missions
   - 7 Humanitarian Food Missions
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal w/ 3 Service Stars
   - Northern Apennines: 10 Sep 44 - 4 Apr 45
   - Rhineland: 15 Sep 44 - 21 Mar 45
   - Ardennes-Alsace: 16 Dec 44 - 25 Jan 45
   - Unknown Campaign: 13 Jun 45
World War II Victory Medal