World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Military Personnel from Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, and Hillsborough Counties

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Title

World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Military Personnel from Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, and Hillsborough Counties

Alternative Title

World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing

Subject

World War II, 1939-1945
Veterans--Florida
Army

Description

A list of U.S. Army servicemen reported either killed or missing during World War II. This particular page shows servicemen from Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, and Hillsborough Counties, Florida. A notable soldier listed in this record is 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. Private Hawkins served in the 3rd Infantry Division's 3rd Reconnaissance Troop. The 3rd Division participated in Operation Dragoon, in which the Allies invaded southern France, and then traveled North towards the Rhineland. Pvt. Hawkins was Killed in Action on November 2, 1944. He was awarded a Purple Heart for his service and was buried at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial in Dinozé, France.

Source

Digital reproduction of original record, 1946: National Archives Identifier 305285, Record Group 407, Modern Military Records LICON, Textual Archives Services Division, National Archives at College Park, College Park, Maryland.

Date Created

1946

Is Part Of

Record Group 407, Modern Military Records LICON, Textual Archives Services Division, National Archives at College Park, College Park, Maryland.
Epinal American Cemetery Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

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Extent

Medium

1 record

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Hendry County, Florida
Hernando County, Florida
Highlands County, Florida
Hillsborough County, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Audience

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

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Contributing Project

Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial Project

Curator

Barger, James
Cepero, Laura

External Reference

"GRid=56372895" target="_blank">Pvt Willis H Hawkins." Find A Grave. http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&
GRid=56372895.
"Willis H Hawkins." FamilySearch. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MNY2-1KS.
"Willis H Hawkins." FamilySearch. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SRBG-5ZM..
"Willis Hawkins." FamilySearch. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VTHL-PSF.

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