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World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Military Personnel from Polk, Putnam, St. Johns, and St. Lucie Counties
A list of U.S. Army servicemen reporter either killed or missing during World War II. This particular page shows servicemen from Polk, Putnam, St. Johns, and St. Lucie Counties, Florida. A notable soldier listed in this record is First Lieutenant…

Sixteenth Census Population Schedule for Greensburg, Pennsylvania
The census population schedule for Greensburg, Pennsylvania, in 1940. Individuals are identified by name, titles and terms, gender, age, marital status, race, relationship to head of household, birthplace, birth year, the last place of residence, and…

Fifteenth Census Population Schedule for Greensburg, Pennsylvania
The census population schedule for Greensburg, Pennsylvania, in 1930. Individuals are identified by name, titles and terms, gender, age, marital status, race, relationship to head of household, birthplace, birth year, the last place of residence, and…

Application for World War II Compensation for Frank Black Morgan
An application for World War II Compensation completed by Edna Grace Morgan, the mother of First Lieutenant Frank Black Morgan (1920-1944). 1st Lt. Morgan was born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, on January 28, 1920, to Samuel Morgan and Edna Grace…

Memorial Marker for First Lieutenant Frank Black Morgan at Parker Presbyterian Cemetery
A memorial marker for First Lieutenant Frank Black Morgan (1920-1944) at Parker Presbyterian Cemetery in Parker, Pennsylvania. 1st Lt. Morgan was born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, on January 28, 1920, to Samuel Morgan and Edna Grace Morgan. Samuel…

Draft Registration Card for First Lieutenant Frank Black Morgan
A draft registration card for First Lieutenant Frank Black Morgan (1920-1944). 1st Lt. Morgan was born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, on January 28, 1920, to Samuel Morgan and Edna Grace Morgan. Samuel Morgan was a first generation American of Northern…

Headstone of Private Ralph Brantley at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial
Headstone for Private Ralph Brantley (1922-1944). Pvt. Brantley was born in Georgia in 1923, but had migrated to Spartanburg, South Carolina, by 1930. By 1940, he was residing in Jacksonville, Florida. Pvt. Brantley served in the 180th Infantry…

Sixteenth Census Population Schedule for Jacksonville
The census population schedule for Jacksonville, Florida, in 1940. Individuals are identified by name, titles and terms, gender, age, marital status, race, relationship to head of household, birthplace, birth year, the last place of residence, and…

Fifteenth Census Population Schedule for Spartanburg, South Carolina
The census population schedule for Spartanburg, South Carolina, in 1930. Individuals are identified by name, titles and terms, gender, age, marital status, race, relationship to head of household, birthplace, birth year, the last place of residence,…

Headstone Inscription and Interment Record for Private Ralph Brantley
The headstone inscription and interment record for Private Ralph Brantley (1922-1944). Pvt. Brantley was born in Georgia in 1923, but had migrated to Spartanburg, South Carolina, by 1930. By 1940, he was residing in Jacksonville, Florida. Pvt.…

Telegram from J. A. Ulio to Edna P. Hancock (March 11, 1944)
A telegram from Adjutant General J. A. Ulio to Edna P. Hancock. In the telegram, AG Ulio informs Hancock that her husband, then-Private John B. Hancock (1913-1944), had been injured in action of February 12, 1944.Sergeant Hancock was born in…

World War II K-Ration Menu
A typical K-ration menu during World War II. This menu was owned by Sergeant John B. Hancock (1913-1944), who served in the U.S. Army during the war. Hancock was born in Thomasville, Georgia, in 1913, but later migrated to Auburndale, Florida. He…

Headstone of Sergeant John B. Hancock at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial
The headstone of Sergeant John B. Hancock (1913-1945) at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial in Dinozé, France. Sgt. Hancock was born in Thomasville, Georgia, in 1913, but later migrated to Auburndale, Florida. Hancock managed a Great Atlantic…

Italian Currency During World War II
Italian currency issued during World War II. The Italian lira (₤) was the currency used in Italy and its colonies until the Euro was adopted in 2002. This particular bill was likely used by Sergeant John B. Hancock (1913-1944), an American…

Headstone of First Lieutenant Frank Black Morgan at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial
The headstone of First Lieutenant Frank Black Morgan (1920-1944). 1st Lt. Morgan was born on January 28, 1920, to Samuel Morgan and Edna Grace Morgan. Samuel Morgan was a first generation American of Northern Irish descent, working in the publishing…

Headstone Inscription and Interment Record for First Lieutenant Frank Black Morgan
The headstone inscription and interment record for First Lieutenant Frank Black Morgan (1920-1944). 1st Lt. Morgan was born on January 28, 1920, to Samuel Morgan and Edna Grace Morgan. Samuel Morgan was a first generation American of Northern Irish…

Headstone of Second Lieutenant Richard Lee McClintock at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial
The headstone of Second Lieutenant Richard Lee McClintock (1921-1944), who served in the 276th Infantry Regiment of the 70th Infantry Division during World War II. 2nd Lt. McClintock was born in South Carolina in 1914. He married Jewel McClintock…

70th Infantry Division Patch
A patch for the U.S. Army's 70th Infantry Division, which was nicknamed the Trailblazers. The division was activated at Camp Adair in Oregon in 1943, and served in Europe during World War II. The 70th Division participated in the Ardennes…

Note and Gift from John B. Hancock to Edna P. Hancock
A note and gift from Sergeant John B. Hancock (1913-1944) to his wife, Edna P. Hancock. Sgt. Hancock was born in Thomasville, Georgia, in 1913, but later migrated to Auburndale, Florida. Hancock managed a Great Atlantic &

Killed in Action
A newspaper obituary announcing that Sergeant John B. Hancock (1913-1944) had been Killed in Action (KIA) while serving in the U.S. Army during World War II. Hancock was born in Thomasville, Georgia, in 1913, but later migrated to Auburndale,…

45th Infantry Division Insignia
The insignia for the U.S. Army's 45th Infantry Division. The original insignia was approved in August of 1924 and featured a swastika, which was a symbol commonly used by Native Americans from the Mississippian culture. With the rise of Germany's…

Postcards from Sergeant John B. Hancock to Edna P. Hancock (July 1944)
A series of photographic postcards and an envelope sent from Sergeant John B. Hancock (1913-1944) to his wife, Edna P. Hancock in July of 1944. The photographs feature various scenes in Rome, Italy. Sgt. Hancock was born in Thomasville, Georgia, in…

A Pocket Reference Guide: Army, Navy, Marine Corps Insignia
A pocket reference guide for insignias of the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. This reference guide was owned by Sergeant John B. Hancock (1913-1944). Sgt. Hancock was born in Thomasville, Georgia, in 1913, but later…

Letter from John R. Hull to Edna P. Hancock (April 23, 1945)
A letter from First Lieutenant John R. Hull to Edna P. Hancock dated April 23, 1945. In the letter, 1st Lt. Hull expresses sympathy for the death of Hancock's husband, Sergeant John B. Hancock (1913-1944), who was Killed in Action (KIA) while serving…

Letter from Kenneth E. Metcalf to Edna P. Hancock (May 3, 1945)
A letter from Kenneth E. Metcalf to Edna P. Hancock dated May 3, 1945. In the letter, Metcalf, who was the chaplain of the 179th Infantry Regiment, expresses sympathy for the death of Hancock's husband, Sergeant John B. Hancock (1913-1944), who…

Telegram from John B. Hancock to Edna P. Hancock
A telegram from Sergeant John B. Hancock (1913-1944) to his wife, Edna P. Hancock. In the telegram, Sgt. Hancock sends his love and best wishes to his wife for Christmas and the new year.Sgt. Hancock was born in Thomasville, Georgia, in 1913, but…

Telegram from John B. Hancock to Edna P. Hancock (December 9)
A telegram from Sergeant John B. Hancock (1913-1944) to his wife, Edna P. Hancock. In the telegram, Sgt. Hancock informs his wife that he is safe.Sgt. Hancock was born in Thomasville, Georgia, in 1913, but later migrated to Auburndale, Florida.…

Telegram from Robert H. Dunlop to Edna P. Hancock (1944)
A telegram from Adjutant General Robert H. Dunlop to Edna P. Hancock. In the telegram, AG Dunlop informs Hancock that her husband, then-Private John B. Hancock (1913-1944), had been returned to duty after being injured in action.Sergeant Hancock was…

Missing Air Crew Report Statement for First Lieutenant Doyle Fleming Nee
A Missing Air Crew Report Statement for First Lieutenant Doyle Fleming Nee (1921-1944). This statement was completed by John E. Molen on October 2, 1944. 1st Lt. Nee (1921-1944) was an alumnus of Pensacola High School in Pensacola, Florida. He…

Marriage License and Certificate of Marriage for Van Buren Porcher and Taresa May Alridge
The marriage license and certificate of marriage for Van Buren Porcher (d. 1944) and Taresa May Alridge, who were married in Gainesville, Florida, on March 26, 1933. In 1939, presumably after the end of the couple's marriage, Porcher remarried Hattie…

Marriage License and Certificate of Marriage for Van Buren Porcher and Hattie Smith
The marriage license and certificate of marriage for Van Buren Porcher (d. 1944) and Hattie Smith, who were married in Gainesville, Florida, on October 24, 1939. Porcher had previously married Taresa May Aldridge in Gainesville in 1933.Porcher was…

Fifteenth Census Population Schedule for Pensacola
The census population schedule for Pensacola, Florida, in 1930. Individuals are identified by name, titles and terms, gender, age, marital status, race, relationship to head of household, birthplace, birth year, the last place of residence, and…

Pensacola High School's Senior Class, 1939
A page from Pensacola High School's yearbook, Tiger's Tale for the 1938-1939 school year. In 1870, the first public school for boys in Pensacola, Florida, was organized. In 1875, a two-story building was constructed on Wright Street and the school…

Missing Air Crew Report for Second Lieutenant Doyle Fleming Nee
A Missing Air Crew Report for Second Lieutenant Doyle Fleming Nee (1921-1944). This report was completed by Captain Lawrence W. Pool on October 3, 1944. 2nd Lt. Nee (1921-1944) was an alumnus of Pensacola High School in Pensacola, Florida. He married…

World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Military Personnel from Alachua, Baker, Bay, Bradford, and Brevard Counties
A list of U.S. Army servicemen reporter either killed or missing during World War II. This particular page shows servicemen from Alachua, Baker, Bay, Bradford and Brevard Counties, Florida. A notable soldier listed in this record is Private Van Buren…

World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Military Personnel from Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, and Hillsborough Counties
A list of U.S. Army servicemen reported either killed or missing during World War II. This particular page shows servicemen from Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, and Hillsborough Counties, Florida. A notable soldier listed in this record is Willis H.…

Headstone of Sergeant Hardy B. Alligood at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial
The headstone of Captain Hardy B. Alligood (1916-1945). Alligood was born to Elyer Alligood and Rachel Alligood in Laurens County, Georgia, in 1916. He was the younger of his two siblings, Augustus Alligood and Bertha Alligood. Census records show…

Thunderbirds Finish First Year of Battle
A newspaper article from 45th Division News, a publication for the U.S. Army's 45th Infantry Division of the 157th Infantry Regiment. The 45th Infantry Division was part of the Oklahoma Army National Guard, with its members fighting in World War II…

World War I Draft Registration Card for Claude Haskell Maddox
The draft registration card for Claude Haskell Maddox, Sr. (b. 1895), who enlisted in the U.S. military during World War I. According to the registration card, Maddox was born on May 29, 1895, and was residing in Munson, Florida. Maddox later married…

Headstone of First Lieutenant Doyle Fleming Nee at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial
The headstone of Doyle Fleming Nee (1921-1944), who attended Pensacola High School in Pensacola, Florida. He married one of his classmates before joining the U.S. Army Air Forces' (USAAF) 367th Fighter Squadron of the 358th Fighter Group during World…

Fifteenth Census Population Schedule for Columbia, South Carolina
The census population schedule for Columbia, South Carolina, Florida, in 1930. Individuals are identified by name, titles and terms, gender, age, marital status, race, relationship to head of household, birthplace, birth year, the last place of…

Sixteenth Census Population Schedule for Tallahassee
The census population schedule for Tallahassee, Florida, in 1940. Individuals are identified by name, titles and terms, gender, age, marital status, race, relationship to head of household, birthplace, birth year, the last place of residence, and…

Wayne County, Michigan Marriages, September 25-28, 1922
Marriage records for the Wayne County, Michigan, from September 25 September 28, 1922. A notable couple listed in this record is Claude Haskell Maddox, Sr. (b. 1895) and Nita P. Lowe (b. 1900). After marrying in Detroit, the couple had three children…

Headstone of Captain William H. Smith at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial
The headstone of Captain William H. Smith (1920-1945). Smith was born on November 28, 1920, as the youngest of three children to John Seward Smith and Eva Wilds Smith. The Smiths lived at 419 Smith Street in Jacksonville, Florida. Three days before…

Sixteenth Census Population Schedule for Jacksonville
The census population schedule for Jacksonville, Florida, in 1940. Individuals are identified by name, titles and terms, gender, age, marital status, race, relationship to head of household, birthplace, birth year, the last place of residence, and…

Private Francis D. Jordan
Private Francis D. Jordan (ca. 1918- 1945), likely before his deployment to Europe during World War II. Jordan was born in New York on September 15, 1918, but he migrated to Florida sometime after 1930, where he married his wife, Elise Barfield.…

Headstone of Private Francis D. Jordan at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial
The headstone of Francis D. Jordan (ca. 1918- 1945). Jordan was born in New York on September 15, 1918, but he migrated to Florida sometime after 1930, where he married his wife, Elise Barfield. Francis enlisted in the U.S. Army on July 11, 1944, at…

Headstone of Private Van Buren Porcher at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial
The headstone of Private Van Buren Porcher (d. 1944), who was born in Alachua County, Florida. Porcher was married twice in Gainesville: first to Taresa May Aldridge in 1933 and then to Hattie Smith in 1939. After enlistment, Pvt. Porcher was…

Dear Boys, November 15, 1944
Sergeant John B. Hancock (1913-1944) was born in Thomasville, Georgia, in 1913, but later migrated to Auburndale, Florida. Hancock managed a Great Atlantic &

Private J. B. (Jack) Hancock was Slightly Injured in Action
A newspaper article announcing that Edna P. Hancock, the wife of then-Private John B. Hancock (1913-1944) , that her husband had been injured in action on February 12, 1944. Hancock was born in Thomasville, Georgia, in 1913, but later migrated to…

Fighting: Pfc. Jack Hancock
Sergeant John B. Hancock (1913-1944) was born in Thomasville, Georgia, in 1913, but later migrated to Auburndale, Florida. Hancock managed a Great Atlantic &

Sixteenth Census Population Schedule for Istachatta
The census population schedule for Istachatta, Florida, in 1940. Individuals are identified by name, titles and terms, gender, age, marital status, race, relationship to head of household, birthplace, birth year, the last place of residence, and…

Private Willis H. Hawkins
Private Willis H. Hawkins (ca. 1919-1944), a resident of Istachatta, Florida. Pvt. Hawkins lived in Istachatta for much of his life and was educated up through grammar school. He worked as a semi-skilled driver or chauffeur until he enlisted in the…

World War II Highlight of: The "Blood and Fire" Route
A battle map of major battles fought by the 63rd Infantry Division, nicknamed "Blood and Fire," during World War II. One notable member of this regiment was Captain William H. Smith (1920-1945). Smith was born on November 28, 1920, as the youngest of…

Headstone of Private Willis H. Hawkins at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial
The headstone of Willis H. Hawkins (ca. 1919-1944). Hawkins lived in Istachatta for much of his life and was educated up through grammar school. He worked as a semi-skilled driver or chauffeur until he enlisted in the U.S. Army on October 20, 1943.…

Headstone of Private James Robert Maddox at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial
The headstone of Private James Robert Maddox (1924-1944). In 1924, Maddox was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Claude Haskell Maddox, Sr. (b. 1895) and Nita P. Maddox (b. 1900). Maddox was the oldest of three with two brothers, William Maddox and Claude…

World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Military Personnel from Duval and Escambia Counties
A list of U.S. Army servicemen reported either killed or missing during World War II. This particular page shows servicemen from Duval and Escambia Counties, Florida. A notable soldier listed in this record is Captain William H. Smith (1920-1945).…

Letter from Eben Cobb Brink to Edna P. Hancock (May 23, 1945)
A letter from Captain Eben Cobb Brink to Edna P. Hancock dated May 23, 1945. In the letter, Capt. Cobb Brink, a chaplain for the U.S. Army, informs Hancock that her husband, Sergeant John B. Hancock (1913-1944), was Killed in Action (KIA) while…

Memorial Services Program for Sergeant John B. Hancock
The program for memorial services for Sergeant John B. Hancock (1913-1944) held at the First Baptist Church of Auburndale in Auburndale, Florida. Hancock was born in Thomasville, Georgia, in 1913, but later migrated to Auburndale, Florida, on…

Private First Class Solomon Callis Sturdivant
Private first class Solomon Callis Sturdivant (1914-1945). Sturdivant was born to James Sturdivant and Mary Sturdivant on April 25, 1914, in Wytheville, Virginia. PFC Sturdivant was drafted by the U.S. Army on December 29, 1942, while he was residing…

News of Our Cpl. Jack Hancock
A newspaper article about the status of Sergeant John B. Hancock (1913-1944), a U.S. Army soldier from Auburndale, Florida. Sgt. Hancock was born in Thomasville, Georgia, in 1913, but later migrated to Auburndale. He enlisted in the 45th Infantry…

Headstone of Private First Class Solomon Callis Sturdivant at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial
The headstone of Private first class Solomon Callis Sturdivant (1914-1945). Sturdivant was born to James Sturdivant and Mary Sturdivant on April 25, 1914, in Wytheville, Virginia. PFC Sturdivant was drafted by the U.S. Army on December 29, 1942,…

World War II Veteran Memorial at Bull Memorial Park
The World War II Veteran Memorial at Bull Memorial Park in Atlantic Beach, Florida. This memorial commemorates soldiers from the Atlantic Beach area who were killed during World War II. One notable soldier memorialized is Private first class Solomon…

Application for Marriage License for Solomon Callis Sturdivant and Dorothy Ann Simpson
An application for a marriage license for Solomon Callis Sturdivant (1915-1945) and Dorothy Ann Simpson. Sturdivant was born to James Sturdivant and Mary Sturdivant on April 25, 1914, in Wytheville, Virginia. Private first class Sturdivant was…

World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Military Personnel from Pinellas and Polk Counties
A list of U.S. Army servicemen reporter either killed or missing during World War II. This particular page shows servicemen from Pinellas and Polk Counties, Florida. A notable soldier listed in this record is Sergeant John B. Hancock (1913-1944), who…

Award of Combat Infantryman Badge
A document announcing the award of Combat Infantryman Badges to three former members of the 255th Infantry Regiment of the 63rd Infantry Division. One notable solider who received this badge was Captain William H. Smith (1920-1945). Smith was born on…

Fifteenth Census Population Schedule for Istachatta
The census population schedule for Istachatta, Florida, in 1930. Individuals are identified by name, titles and terms, gender, age, marital status, race, relationship to head of household, birthplace, birth year, the last place of residence, and…

Sixteenth Census Population Schedule for Auburndale
The census population schedule for Auburndale, Florida, in 1940. Individuals are identified by name, titles and terms, gender, age, marital status, race, relationship to head of household, birthplace, birth year, the last place of residence, and…

Easter Card from Sergeant John B. Hancock
An Easter card from Sergeant John B. Hancock (1913-1944), likely addressed to his wife, Edna P. Hancock. Sgt. Hancock was born in Thomasville, Georgia, in 1913, but later migrated to Auburndale, Florida. Hancock managed a Great Atlantic &

French Algerian Currency During World War II
French Algerian currency issued in 1942, during World War II. The French Franc (Fr) was the currency used in France and its colonies until the Euro was adopted in 2002. This particular bill was issued by the Banque de L'Algérie, indicating that it…

German Currency During World War II
German currency used during World War II. The Reichsmark (ℛℳ) was the currency used in Germany and its colonies from 1924 to 1948. This bill was likely used by Sergeant John B. Hancock (1913-1944), an American soldier.Sgt. Hancock was born in…

World War II Safe-Conduct Pass
A safe-conduct pass from World War II. Safe-conduct passes were used to designate German soldiers who were willing to surrender. Such a soldier was to be treated as a prisoner of war (POW), making him eligible for certain standards of humane…

Letter from F. E. Uhl to Edna P. Hancock (May 10, 1945)
A letter from U.S. Army Major General F. E. Uhl to Edna P. Hancock dated May 10, 1945. In the letter, Maj. Gen. Uhl offers condolences to Hancock regarding the death of her husband, Sergeant John B. Hancock (1913-1944), while serving in World War II.…

Letter from Henry L. Stimson to Edna P. Hancock (May 25, 1945)
A letter from U.S. Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson to Edna P. Hancock dated May 25, 1945. In the letter, Sec. Stimson announces that Hancock's husband, Sergeant John B. Hancock (1913-1944), was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart from President…

Letter from J. A. Ulio to Edna P. Hancock (March 25, 1944)
A letter from U.S. Army Major General J. A. Ulio to Edna P. Hancock dated March 15, 1944. In the letter, Maj. Gen. Ulio informs Hancock that her husband, then-Private John B. Hancock (1913-1944), was making normal improvement, likely from an…

Letter from G. A. Horkan to Edna P. Hancock (April 14, 1945)
A letter from U.S. Department of War Brigadier General G. A. Horkan to Edna P. Hancock. In the letter, BG Horkan encloses a photograph, which is not included in this digital reproduction, of Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial in Dinozé, France.…

Headstone of Sergeant John F. Aylward, Jr. Headstone at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial
The headstone of Sergeant John F. Aylward, Jr. (1912-1944), who died on November 3, 1944, while serving in World War II. Also known as Jack, Sgt. Aylward was a part of the Headquarters Company within the 6th Armored Division, nicknamed the Super…

U.S. Army 6th Armored Division Insignia
The insignia for the U.S. Army's 6th Armored Division, which was activate from 1942 to 1945 and again from 1950 to 1956. During World War II, the Super Sixth, as the division was nicknamed, participated in the Invasion of Normandy.A notable Floridian…

World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Military Personnel from Manatee, Marion, Martin, Monroe, Nassau, and Okaloosa Counties
A list of U.S. Army servicemen reporter either killed or missing during World War II. This particular page shows servicemen from Manatee, Marion, Martin, Monroe, Nassau, and Okaloosa Counties, Florida. A notable soldier listed in this record is…

Headstone of Staff Sergeant Thomas E. Eason Headstone at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial
The headstone of Florida native Staff Sergeant Thomas E. Eason (1922-1945), who served for over three years in the U.S. Army Air Forces' (USAAF) 569th Bomb Squadron of the 390th Bomb Group, as a waist gunner on a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed…

390th Bomb Group's 569th Bomb Squadron Crew
The 390th Bomb Group's 569th Bomb Squadron crew, which operated a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress during World War II. The squadron was activated in early 1943 and was deployed to Framlingham, England, to serve in the European Theater of Operations (ETO)…

Individual Casualty Questionnaire for Staff Sergeant Thomas E. Eason and Completed by Earl D. Greenstreet
An Individual Casualty Questionnaire completed by Earl D. Greenstreet in relation to the death of Florida native Staff Sergeant Thomas E. Eason (1922-1945). According to this document, SSgt. Eason was Killed in Action (KIA) during the bailout…

Casualty Questionnaire for Staff Sergeant Thomas E. Eason and Completed by First Lieutenant George J. Arnold
A Casualty Questionnaire completed by First Lieutenant George J. Arnold in relation to the death of Florida native Staff Sergeant Thomas E. Eason (1922-1945). According to this document, SSgt. Eason was Killed in Action (KIA) during the bailout…

Individual Casualty Questionnaire for Staff Sergeant Thomas E. Eason
An Individual Casualty Questionnaire in relation to the death of Florida native Staff Sergeant Thomas E. Eason (1922-1945). According to this document, SSgt. Eason was Killed in Action (KIA) during the bailout procedure after his crew's airplane was…

Missing Air Crew Report for the 390th Bomb Group's 569th Bomb Squadron
The Missing Air Crew Report for the 390th Bomb Group's 569th Bomb Squadron, which went missing on January 20, 1945. The crew's Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress was shot down near Altenheim, France, while flying on a bombing mission to Heilbronn, Germany.…

Memorandum from Colonel H. M. Rund to the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Air Force (February 16, 1945)
A memorandum from Colonel H. M. Rund, the Assistant Adjutant General in the U.S. Army, to General Henry H. Arnold (1886-1950), the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Air Force (USAAF). In the memo, Col. Rund informs Gen. Arnold that all but one…

Fourteenth Census Population Schedule for Istachatta
The census population schedule for Istachatta, Florida, in 1920. Individuals are identified by name, titles and terms, gender, age, marital status, race, relationship to head of household, birthplace, birth year, the last place of residence, and…

Headstone of Private Rufus H. Lennon, Jr. at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial
The headstone of Private Rufus H. Lennon Jr. Lennon (1921-1944), a soldier from Bradenton, Florida. Lennon was born in 1921 to Rufus H. Lennon, Sr. and Bertha Lennon. On November 21, 1940, he enlisted in the U.S. Army at the age of 19. Pvt. Lennon…

Headstone of Sergeant Marion C. Fordham, Jr. at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial
The headstone of Sergeant Marion C. Fordham, Jr., who lived in Tampa, Florida, when he enlisted in the U.S. Army on November 13, 1942. During World War II, Sgt. Fordham fought in the 397th Infantry Division of the 100th Infantry Regiment. He died…

Sixteenth Census Population Schedule for Hopewell
The U.S. Census population schedule for Election Precinct 51 in Hopewell, Florida, in 1940. Individuals are identified by name, titles and terms, gender, age, marital status, race, relationship to head of household, birthplace, birth year, the last…

45th Infantry Division Insignias
The shoulder sleeve insignia for the U.S. Army's 45th Infantry Division. The original insignia, photographed on the right, was approved in August of 1924 and featured a swastika, which was a symbol commonly used by Native Americans from the…

Sixteenth Census Population Schedule for Graceville
The U.S. Census population schedule for Election Precinct 14 in Graceville, Florida, in 1930. Individuals are identified by name, titles and terms, gender, age, marital status, race, relationship to head of household, birthplace, birth year, the last…

Headstone of Corporal Wilson Foch Smith at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial
The headstone of Corporal Wilson Foch Smith (1918-1945). A resident of Graceville, Florida, Smith was born to Robert Smith and Hester Smith on October 24, 1918. He worked as a farmhand in the Graceville area prior to his enlistment into the U.S. Army…

Headstone Inscription and Interment Record: Wilson Foch Smith
The headstone inscription and interment record for Corporal Wilson Foch Smith (1918-1945). A resident of Graceville, Florida, Smith was born to Robert Smith and Hester Smith on October 24, 1918. He worked as a farmhand in the Graceville area prior to…

Sergeant John F. Aylward, Jr.
Sergeant John F. Aylward, Jr. (1912-1944), who died on November 3, 1944, while serving in World War II. Also known as Jack, Sgt. Aylward was a part of the Headquarters Company within the 6th Armored Division, nicknamed the Super Sixth. Sgt. Aylward…

Sixteenth Census Population Schedule for Tampa
The census population schedule for Tampa, Florida in 1940. Individuals are identified by name, titles and terms, gender, age, marital status, race, relationship to head of household, birthplace, birth year, the last place of residence, and…

Grave of Lieutenant Dean N. Post, Jr.
The gravesite of Lieutenant Dean N. Post, Jr. (1921-1944). Lt. Post was a pilot from Tampa, Florida, who served in the U.S. Army during World World II with the 357th Fighter Group of the 264th Fighter Squadron. His airplane crashed in Martimpré,…

Battle Groups Can't Halt 7th: French at Gap
A newspaper article from 45th Division News, a publication for the U.S. Army's 45th Infantry Division of the 157th Infantry Regiment. The article discusses a battle for the Seventh United States Army in the Vosges mountains. According to the article,…

157th Infantry Regiment Battle Casualties, Part 2
A page from a record book listing battle casualties from the U.S. Army's 157th Infantry Regiment. The casualties listed died in France during World War II. A notable casualty listed in this record is Private James M. Hutton, Jr. (ca. 1914-1944). Pvt.…

World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Force Personnel from Palm Beach, Pasco, and Pinellas Counties
A list of U.S. Army servicemen reporter either killed or missing during World War II. This particular page shows servicemen from Palm Beach County, Pasco County, and Pinellas County, Florida. A notable soldier listed in this record is Private Hubert…

Dublin Core

Title

Epinal American Cemetery Collection

Alternative Title

Epinal Cemetery Collection

Subject

Cemeteries--Europe
Veterans--Florida
World War II, 1939-1945
Army

Description

The Florida Epinal Cemetery Project seeks to tell the stories of the U.S. servicemen from Florida buried in the Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial in eastern France. The U.S. Army soldiers and airmen buried in Epinal gave their lives to secure the liberation of France and in the fight against Nazi Germany in 1944 and 1945. Starting in 2015, and over the next several years, students in Dr. Amelia Lyons' classes are writing biographies of the men from Florida to honor them, to learn the skills of historical research, and to bring their memory to a new generation in Florida and in France.

Language

eng

Type

Collection

Coverage

Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Dinozé, France

Contributing Project

Epinal Project

Curator

Barnes, Mark
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"The Epinal Project- by Students of History 357: The Second World War." University of Wisconsin-Madison. http://history.wisc.edu/epinal_project.htm (accessed January 3, 2015).

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