Telegram from Robert H. Dunlop to Edna P. Hancock (1944)

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Title

Telegram from Robert H. Dunlop to Edna P. Hancock (1944)

Alternative Title

Telegram from Dunlop to Hancock (1944)

Subject

World War II, 1939-1945
Veterans--Florida

Description

A telegram from Adjutant General Robert H. Dunlop to Edna P. Hancock. In the telegram, AG Dunlop informs Hancock that her husband, then-Private John B. Hancock (1913-1944), had been returned to duty after being injured in action.

Sergeant 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 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 in 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

Dunlop, Robert H.

Source

Photocopy of original 1-page typewritten telegram from Robert H. Dunlop to Edna P. Hancock, 1944: Private Collection of Linda Hughes.

Date Created

ca. 1944-03-25

Contributor

Hughes, Linda

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of photocopied 1-page typewritten telegram from Robert H. Dunlop to Edna P. Hancock.

Is Part Of

Epinal American Cemetery Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

Medium

1-page typewritten telegram

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Italy

Accrual Method

Donation

Audience

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Robert H. Dunlop.

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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