Easter Card from Sergeant John B. Hancock

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Title

Easter Card from Sergeant John B. Hancock

Alternative Title

Easter Card from Sgt. John Hancock

Subject

World War II, 1939-1945
Veterans--Florida
Easter
Holidays--United States

Description

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.

Creator

Hancock, John B.

Source

Photocopy of original card from John B. Hancock: Private Collection of Linda Hughes.

Date Created

ca. 1944-04-09

Contributor

Hughes, Linda

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of photocopied card from John B. Hancock.

Is Part Of

Epinal American Cemetery Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

application/pdf

Extent

Medium

1 card

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Auburndale, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Audience

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by John B. Hancock.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Linda Hughes and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial Project

Curator

Bates, Chris
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Linda Hughes

External Reference

"GRid=56372799" target="_blank">Sgt John B Hancock." Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&
GRid=56372799.
"Killed in Action." RICHES of Central Florida.
"Letter from John R. Hull to Edna P. Hancock (April 23, 1945)." RICHES of Central Florida.

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