Letter from Eben Cobb Brink to Edna P. Hancock (May 23, 1945)

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Title

Letter from Eben Cobb Brink to Edna P. Hancock (May 23, 1945)

Alternative Title

Letter from Cobb Brink to Hancock (May 23, 1945)

Subject

World War II, 1939-1945
Veterans--Florida

Description

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 serving during World War II.

Sgt. Hancock (1913-1944) 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 at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial in Dinozé, France.

Creator

Cobb Brink, Eben

Source

Photocopy of original 2-page typewritten letter from Eben Cobb Brink to Edna P. Hancock, May 23, 1945: Private Collection of Linda Hughes.

Date Created

1945-05-23

Contributor

Hughes, Linda

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of photocopied 2-page letter from Eben Cobb Brink to Edna P. Hancock, May 23, 1945.

Is Part Of

Epinal American Cemetery Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

application/pdf

Extent

Medium

2-page typewritten letter on U.S. Department of War letterhead

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Auburndale, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Audience

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Eben Cobb Brink.

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.

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