Letter from John R. Hull to Edna P. Hancock (April 23, 1945)
Letter from Hull to Hancock (Apr. 23, 1945)
World War II, 1939-1945
A letter from First Lieutenant John R. Hull to Edna P. Hancock dated April 23, 1945. In the letter, 1st Lt. Hull expresses sympathy for the death of Hancock's husband, Sergeant John B. Hancock (1913-1944), who was Killed in Action (KIA) while serving in the U.S. Army during World War II. 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 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.
Hull, John R.
Photocopy of original 1-page typewritten letter from John R. Hull to Edna P. Hancock, April 23, 1945: Private Collection of Linda Hughes.
Is Format Of
Digital reproduction of photocopied 1-page typewritten letter from John R. Hull to Edna P. Hancock, April 23, 1945.
Is Part Of
Epinal American Cemetery Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
1-page typewritten letter on 179th Infantry Regiment letterhead
Originally created by John R. Hull.
Copyright to this resource is held by Linda Hughes and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.
Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial Project
Private Collection of Linda Hughes
"GRid=56372799" target="_blank">Sgt John B Hancock." Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&
"Killed in Action." RICHES of Central Florida.
"Letter from John R. Hull to Edna P. Hancock (April 23, 1945)." RICHES of Central Florida.