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Kenneth W. Hunter, Jr.
First Lieutenant Kenneth W. Hunter, Jr. (1922-1944), an Army pilot during World War II. Hunter died during his service in France and is currently buried at the Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial in Dinozé, France. He is one of 85 Florida…

Plaque for Kenneth W. Hunter, Jr.
A plaque for First Lieutenant Kenneth W. Hunter, Jr. (1922-1944), an Army pilot during World War II. Hunter died during his service in France and is currently buried at the Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial in Dinozé, France. He is one of 85…

Headstone of Private James Whitley at the Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial
The headstone of Private James Whitley (ca. 1924-1944). A native of Orange County, Florida, Whitely was a private in the U.S. Army during World War II. He died during his service in France and is currently buried at the Epinal American Cemetery and…

Sixteenth Census Population Schedule for Election Precinct 12, Orlando, Ward 1
The Census population schedule for Precinct 12, Orlando, Ward 1 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,…

Headstone of Private James Walter Grady at the Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial
The headstone of Private James Walter Grady (1924-1945). A resident of Sanford, Florida, Grady was a private in the U.S. Army during World War II. He died during his service in France and is currently buried at the Epinal American Cemetery and…

Sixteenth Census Population Schedule for Election Precinct 3, Sanford
The Census population schedule for Precinct 3, Sanford 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…

University of Florida's Freshman Class, 1942
A page from the 1942 edition of The Seminole, the yearbook for the University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville, Florida. A notable individual shown on this page was Samuel T. Williams (1922-1945), who is the first person in the third row. A native of…

Headstone of Private First Class Samuel T. Williams at the Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial
The headstone of Samuel T. Williams (1922-1945). A native of Eustis, Williams served as a Private First Class (PFC) in the U.S. Army during World War II. He died during his service in France and is currently buried at the Epinal American Cemetery and…

Lieutenant Dean N. Post, Jr.'s Airplane After Crash
Lieutenant Dean N. Post, Jr.'s (1921-1944) plane after his crash in Martimpré, France, on May 27, 1944. Lt. Post was a pilot from Tampa, Florida, who served in the U.S. Army during World World II. He fought with the 357th Fighter Group of the 264th…

Plaque for Lieutenant Dean N. Post, Jr. at Kléber Barracks
Kleber Barracks, where American Lieutenant Dean N. Post, Jr. (1921-1944) was executed by German authorities on May 27, 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…

Headstone of Lieutenant Dean N. Post, Jr. at the Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial
The headstone 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,…

Sixteenth Census Population Schedule for Election Precinct 25, Tampa, Ward 10
The U.S. Census population schedule for Precinct 12, Tampa, Ward 1 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…

Missing Crew Report for Lieutenant Dean N. Post, Jr.
The Missing Crew Report for Lieutenant Dean N. Post, Jr. (1921-1944), filed by Major John A. Storch. 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…

Captain Aquilla A. Calhoun, Jr.
Captain Aquilla A. Calhoun, Jr., a native of Panama City, Florida. Capt. Calhoun attended the University of Florida (UF) and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. It was upon his graduation that Capt. Calhoun enlisted as a second lieutenant in the U.S.…

Captain Aquilla A. Calhoun, Jr. and Lillian Luke Calhoun
Captain Aquilla A. Calhoun, Jr., a native of Panama City, Florida, with his wife Lillian J. Luke Calhoun (b. 1922). Capt. Calhoun attended the University of Florida (UF) and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. It was upon his graduation that Capt.…

Sixteenth Census Population Schedule for Ward 3, Eufaula, Election Precinct 5, Alabama
The U.S. Census population schedule for Ward 3, Election Precinct for Eufala, Alabama, in 1940. Individuals are identified by name, titles and terms, gender, age, marital status, race, relationship to head of household, birthplace, birth year, the…

Captain Lee Silver
The headstone of Captain Lee Silver (ca. 1922-1945). Capt. Silver was born to in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Herman Silver and Bertha Silver, around 1922-1923. His parents were Herman Silver and Bertha Silver. By 1940, the Silver family had migrated to…

Headstone of Captain Lee Silver at the Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial
The headstone of Captain Lee Silver (ca. 1922-1945). Capt. Silver was born to in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Herman Silver and Bertha Silver, around 1922-1923. His parents were Herman Silver and Bertha Silver. By 1940, the Silver family had migrated to…

Sixteenth Census Population Schedule for Miami Beach, Election Precinct 28
The U.S. Census population schedule for Election Precinct 28 in Miami Beach, 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…

Miami Beach Senior High School Yearbook
A page from the yearbook of Miami Beach Senior High School in Miami Beach, Florida. A notable individual shown on this page is Captain Lee Silver (ca. 1922-1945). Capt. Silver was born to in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Herman Silver and Bertha Silver,…

Andre Clair at the Headstone of Lieutenant Dean N. Post, Jr.
Andre Clair at the headstone 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…

Plane and Patches for Lieutenant Dean N. Post, Jr.
The plane and patches for 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…

Géromois, le 29 Mai, Ayez une Pensée pour Dean POST
A French newspaper article about Lieutenant Dean N. Post, Jr. (1921-1944), who was killed in action in France during World War II. Lt. Post was a pilot from Tampa, Florida, who served in the U.S. Army with the 357th Fighter Group of the 264th…

Post Dean, tué Froidement le 29 Mai 1944
A French newspaper article about Lieutenant Dean N. Post, Jr. (1921-1944), who was killed in action in France during World War II. The article talks about the plane crash that Andre Clair witnessed as a boy, as well as the French citizens' act of…

Miss Lillian Luke Becomes Bride of Lt. A. A. Calhoun in Lovely Eufaula Ceremony
An article published in The Panama City News-Herald announcing the wedding for then-Lieutenant Aquilla A. Calhoun, Jr. and Lillian J. Luke (b. 1922). Born in Eufala, Luke attended Alabama Polytechnic Institute in Auburn and was a member of Kappa…

To Receive Degree from U. of Florida
An article published in The Panama City News-Herald about the graduation of Captain Aquilla A. Calhoun, Jr., a native of Panama City, from the University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville. Capt. Calhoun graduated from UF shortly before his enlistment in…

University of Florida Class of 1941
A page from the 1941 edition of The Seminole, the yearbook for the University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville, Florida. A notable individual shown on this page is Captain Aquilla A. Calhoun, Jr., a native of Panama City, Florida. Upon his graduation,…

Sixteenth Census Population Schedule for Lake County, Election Precinct 19
The U.S. Census population schedule for Election Precinct 19 just outside of Tavares, Florida, in 1940. Individuals are identified by name, titles and terms, gender, age, marital status, race, relationship to head of household, birthplace, birth…

Headstone of Major Jack Cameron Heist at the Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial
The headstone of Major Jack Cameron Heist (1919-1944). Maj. Heist was born to Henry S. Heist and Christina Heist on November 6, 1919, in Eustis, Florida. He received his commission on May 29, 1941, to serve in World War II. Maj. Heist was an…

Plaque for Major Jack Cameron Heist at Greenwood Cemetery
The plaque for Major Jack Cameron Heist (1919-1944) at Greenwood Cemetery in Orlando, Florida. Maj. Heist was born to Henry S. Heist and Christina Heist on November 6, 1919, in Eustis, Florida. He received his commission on May 29, 1941, to serve in…

Headstone Inscription and Interment Record: Jack Cameron Heist
The headstone inscription and interment record for Major Jack Cameron Heist (1919-1944). Maj. Heist was born to Henry S. Heist and Christina Heist on November 6, 1919, in Eustis, Florida. He received his commission on May 29, 1941, to serve in World…

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Directory of Students, 1939
A page from the 1939 edition of Technique, the yearbook for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This page shows the directory of students. A notable student listed is Major Jack Cameron Heist (1919-1944). Maj.…

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Quadrangle Club, 1939
A page from the 1939 edition of Technique, the yearbook for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This page shows the Quadrangle Club, an honorary society for sophomores. A notable student listed is Major Jack…

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Tech Swim Club, 1939
A page from the 1939 edition of Technique, the yearbook for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This page shows the Tech Swim Club, an honorary society for swimmers. A notable student listed is Major Jack…

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Theta Delta Chi, 1939
A page from the 1939 edition of Technique, the yearbook for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This page shows the Theta Delta Chi, a social fraternity. A notable student listed is Major Jack Cameron Heist…

5 Local Servicemen Are Reported Dead
An article published in The Wilkes-Barre Record announcing the death of five servicemen, the missing reports of two servicemen, and the wounded status of three servicemen during World War II. One notable servicemen cited in the article is Major Jack…

Local Men in Armed Forces on Land, At Sea, in the Air
An article published in The Wilkes-Barre Record announcing the status of several service members from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, who were serving in the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II. One notable servicemen cited in the article is Major Jack…

Three Killed on Local List of Casualties
An article published in The Wilkes-Barre Record announcing the death of three servicemen during World War II. One notable servicemen cited in the article is Major Jack Cameron Heist (1919-1944). Maj. Heist was born to Henry S. Heist and Christina…

Margaret Ann Gallagher is Bride of Lieut. Jack Cameron Heist
An article published in The Wilkes-Barre Record announcing the wedding of Margaret Ann Gallagher to Major Jack Cameron Heist (1919-1944). The ceremony was performed by Reverend Edward Gallagher at the Holy Savior Church in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.…

Fourteenth Census Population Schedule for Lodi, New Jersey
The U.S. Census population schedule for Lodi, New Jersey, 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…

Sixteenth Census Population Schedule for Miami, Election Precinct 61
The U.S. Census population schedule for Election Precinct 61 in Miami, 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…

Fifteenth Census Population Schedule for Lodi, New Jersey
The U.S. Census population schedule for Lodi, New Jersey, 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…

Headstone Inscription and Interment Record for Private James M. Hutton, Jr.
The headstone inscription and interment record for Private James M. Hutton, Jr. (ca. 1914-1944). Pvt. Hutton was a private in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was born to James Hutton sometime around 1914. Pvt. Hutton grew up in Jersey and moved…

"In Memoriam" Section of The Seminole, 1947
One of the "In Memoriam" pages from the 1947 edition of The Seminole, the yearbook for the University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville, Florida. This page honors alumni of UF that sacrificed their lives in World War II. A notable individual shown on…

Headstone Inscription and Interment Record: Aquilla A. Calhoun, Jr.
The headstone inscription and interment record for Captain Aquilla A. Calhoun, Jr., a native of Panama City, Florida. Capt. Calhoun attended the University of Florida (UF) and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. It was upon his graduation that Capt.…

World War II Alabamians Killed in Action: Aquilla A. Calhoun, Jr.
A record announcing the death of Captain Aquilla A. Calhoun, Jr., a native of Panama City, Florida. Capt. Calhoun attended the University of Florida (UF) and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. It was upon his graduation that Capt. Calhoun enlisted as…

Headstone of Private Hubert Cody Gibson at the Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial
The headstone of Private Hubert Cody Gibson (1921-1945). Pvt. Gibson was born on June 16, 1921, in Sandersville, Georgia, to Frank Elizah Gibson and Jeanette Buelah Brantley. Pvt. Gibson enlisted in the U.S. Army in Florida as a private in the 191st…

Headstone of Captain Aquilla A. Calhoun, Jr. at the Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial
The headstone of Captain Aquilla A. Calhoun, Jr., a native of Panama City, Florida. Capt. Calhoun attended the University of Florida (UF) and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. It was upon his graduation that Capt. Calhoun enlisted as a second…

Memorial for Captain Aquilla A. Calhoun, Jr.
The memorial for Captain Aquilla A. Calhoun, Jr. in Bresles, France. Capt. Calhoun, a native of Panama City, Florida, attended the University of Florida (UF) and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. It was upon his graduation that Capt. Calhoun…

Sixteenth Census Population Schedule for Ward 4, Panama City, Election Precinct 2
The U.S. Census population schedule for Ward 4, Election Precinct 2 for Panama City, Florida, in 1930. Individuals are identified by name, titles and terms, gender, age, marital status, race, relationship to head of household, birthplace, birth year,…

Sixteenth Census Population Schedule for Scarboro, Militia District 1638, Georgia
The U.S. Census population schedule for Militia District 1638 in Scarboro, Georgia, 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…

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…

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.…

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,…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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 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…

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)…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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 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 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.…

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…

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…

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…

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 &

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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).…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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).

Collection Tree

  • Epinal American Cemetery Collection