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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: September 4, 1921
Date of death: September 18, 1945
Age: 24

Lucky Bag

1944 Windheim LB.jpg

From the 1944 Lucky Bag:

John Windheim, Jr.

Nutley, New Jersey

John by record, Jack to his mother, "Windum" to the "Baze," "Truman the Terrible" to the "Axle," "Juanito" to me, but mostly "Windy" to everyone else. His likes included golf, brunettes, books, exercises, pipes, the system, writing memos to himself, and Scotch and water. In fact, anything not too sweet found Windy interested and enthusiastic. Despite all his likes, he was always willing to argue anything whether it was the merits of a kindergarten education or the marvels of Nutley. He wore two stripes, stood in the first third, and won letters in lacrosse and cross country. Yes, indeed, Windy was a great guy.

The Class of 1944 was graduated in June 1943 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.


"Collection of Bet Windheim Leber"

From Nutley Sons Honor Roll:

(September 21, 1945) - Lt. (jg) John Windheim Jr., U.S. Navy, was killed in an aircraft accident at Corpus Christi, Texas, on Tuesday, Sept. 18.

His parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Windheim, of 58 Vreeland avenue, have received no details.

Lt. Windheim was born in Nutley 24 years ago and attended local schools, graduating from Nutley High as an honor student in 1939. He was a member of the high school band. That same year he took his examinations for Annapolis, was named first alternate and on his 19th birthday he was sworn into the office.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister, Elizabeth.

John is buried in New Jersey.

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