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In Memory of

John E. Legg

June 8, 1924 - March 15, 2012

Obituary


John E. Legg, 87, of Wayne Pennsylvania, passed away at home, Thursday, March 15, 2012. Devoted husband to Frances Legg, beloved father of Janice Legg, JoAnne Johns (David), and grandfather of Julia Grace Johns.
Born in Philadelphia, Pa, in 1924, John was the son of Elsie and Leslie Earl Legg. He attended Tioga Presbyterian and later moved to Glenside Pa., graduating from Cheltenham High School in 1942.
John entered the Armed Service February of 1943 as part of the 8th Air Force, 100th Bomb Group. He flew the B-17 overseas in the European...

John E. Legg, 87, of Wayne Pennsylvania, passed away at home, Thursday, March 15, 2012. Devoted husband to Frances Legg, beloved father of Janice Legg, JoAnne Johns (David), and grandfather of Julia Grace Johns.
Born in Philadelphia, Pa, in 1924, John was the son of Elsie and Leslie Earl Legg. He attended Tioga Presbyterian and later moved to Glenside Pa., graduating from Cheltenham High School in 1942.
John entered the Armed Service February of 1943 as part of the 8th Air Force, 100th Bomb Group. He flew the B-17 overseas in the European Theater of WWII and was shot down over Berlin on May 24, 1944. Surviving a year of forced marches and Prisoner of War camps in Poland, Bavaria, and Germany, John was liberated by General Patton's Third Army on April 4, 1945. Returning to America on his 21st birthday his military awards included the Purple Heart, Air Medal and Clusters, Presidential Group Citation, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign, American Campaign, Victory WWII, and the Ex-POW medal. He was honorably discharged in September of 1945.
A graduate of Millersville University and Texas A&M, John taught Industrial Arts in the Upper Dublin School District for more than 30 years. John loved his country and was placed to rest at Washington Crossing National Cemetery . He was a member of the Brandywine Chapter of American Ex-Pows, enjoyed birding, the Phillies, and Ocean City NJ. He was blessed to have life long friends and a loving family.