Private J. B. (Jack) Hancock was Slightly Injured in Action
Private Jack Hancock was Injured in Action
World War II, 1939-1945
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 Auburndale, Florida. He enlisted in the 45th Infantry Division's 179th Infantry Regiment. Sergeant Hancock served initially in Africa in 1944, 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.
Photocopy of original newspaper article, March 1944: Private Collection of Linda Hughes.
Is Format Of
Digital reproduction of photocopied newspaper article, March 1944.
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Epinal American Cemetery Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
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Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial Project
Private Collection of Linda Hughes
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