Joseph Plegge Jr.
Company B 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
Joseph Plegge Jr. was born in New York on January 1, 1920.
He listed his home of residence
as Columbiana County, Ohio.
His religion was listed as Catholic.
According to the application for his headstone he entered military service in 1942.
Sergeant Plegge was killed in
action in Germany, on February 13, 1945,
in an area west of the Prüm River.
Above: the entry for SGT
Plegge in the casualty lists of the 22nd Infantry for the month
of February 1945.
His last name is mis-spelled.
Courttesy of John Tomawski
Note: The Rosters of World
War II Dead from the Quartermaster General's Office
records Joseph Plegge Jr.'s rank as Staff Sergeant.
The listing for Joseph Plegge Jr. in
the World War II Young American Patriots book for Ohio.
Note: some of the information in this listing conflicts with other accounts found for SGT Plegge.
Joseph Plegge Jr. was buried in
the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Foy Cemetery, Bastogne, Belgium and some time later his remains
were returned to the United States where he was
reinterred in Ohio on April 30, 1949.
Salem (Columbiana County)
Grave marker for Joseph Plegge Jr.
Photo by Audrey Allison from the Find A Grave website
Top photo from the World War II Young American Patriots book for Ohio
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