|Birth: ||Apr. 12, 1921|
|Death: ||Feb. 26, 1945, Germany|
Francis served as a Private First Class in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He resided in Allegany County, Maryland prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army on June 1, 1944 at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. He was noted as being employed as a Machinist and also as Single, without dependents.
He was "Killed In Action" during the war and was awarded a Purple Heart.
Service # 33889961
( Burial Location found by: Anne Cady )
Below Articles found by: Charles Riend
Cumberland Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, on Tuesday, March 13, 1945, second section, col. 1:
~~Tuesday, March 13, 1945~~
Staff Sgt. Francis Eugene Beckman, Williams Road, in Germany since February 25.
Sgt. Beckman is the husband of Mrs. Naomi C. Beckman, Williams Road, and a son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert E. Beckman, 222 New Hampshire avenue. He was reported missing in a telegram today from the War Department to his wife.
He entered the service last June and went overseas in November, 1944. Sgt. Beckman was with the Fifth Division of the Third Army. Prior to entering the service he was employed as a machinist by the B. and O. Railroad here.
Cumberland Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, on Tuesday,July 17, 1945, second section, col. 7:
~~Tuesday, July 17, 1945~~
KILLED IN GERMANY: Previously reported missing since February 26 in German, Staff Sgt. Francis Eugene Beckman, 23, (above) is now listed as dead by the War Department. A member of the Fifth Division of the Third Army, the soldier entered the service June 1, 1944, and went overseas last December.
S-Sgt. Beckman was the husband of Mrs. Naomi C. (Streiby) Beckman, Route 1, city, and a son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert E. Beckman, of 222 New Hamshire avenue. He was the father of two daughters, Rebecca Sue and Catherine Jean Beckman.
Cumberland Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, on Saturday, July 28, 1945, page 3, col. 6:
~~Saturday, July 28, 1945~~
Mrs. Naomi Strieby Beckman, Route 2, Williams Road, announces the birth of a daughter last night in Memorial Hospital. The father, Staff Sgt. Francis Eugene Beckman, was killed in action in Germany February 26, 1945.
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