Grave marker for Francis G. Clegg in Section 22 Site 56 of
the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, Phoenix (Maricopa County),
Francis signed up for a one year
enlistment in a National Guard Field Artillery unit on 16 September 1940
but ended up volunteering for parachutist duty. After completion
of jump school he was transferred to the 508th from the Hq 82nd A/B Div
in Leicester, England on 5 August 1944.
Tec.4 Clegg was wounded in action in Holland on 17
September 1944 and after a month in a field hospital was transferred to
an unknown hospital, probably back in the U.S. He did not rejoin
the regiment. It is noteworthy that he apparently received a
promotion to Tec/3 before hs discharge.
Francis, a native of New York, died on 2
December 1986 in Sun City (Maricopa), AZ.