Easter Card from Sergeant John B. Hancock
Easter Card from Sgt. John Hancock
World War II, 1939-1945
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 &
Pacific Tea Company (A&
P) store in Haines City until he enlisted in the 45th Infantry Division's 179th Infantry Regiment. Sgt. Hancock served initially in Africa in 1943, until the 45th Infantry Division's participation in Operation Husky for the Allied invasion of Sicily, codenamed Operation Husky. The division then went on to participate in the Allied invasion of Italy, where Sgt. Hancock was injured. He was returned to duty in February of 1944 to tour southern France. On November 1, 1944, Sgt. Hancock went Missing in Action (MIA) after serving in the Allied invasion of Southern France, codenamed Operation Dragoon. He was eventually buried in Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial in Dinozé, France.
Hancock, John B.
Photocopy of original card from John B. Hancock: Private Collection of Linda Hughes.
Is Format Of
Digital reproduction of photocopied card from John B. Hancock.
Is Part Of
Epinal American Cemetery Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Originally created by John B. Hancock.
Copyright to this resource is held by Linda Hughes and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.
Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial Project
Private Collection of Linda Hughes
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"Killed in Action." RICHES of Central Florida.
"Letter from John R. Hull to Edna P. Hancock (April 23, 1945)." RICHES of Central Florida.