A Pocket Reference Guide: Army, Navy, Marine Corps Insignia
Army, Navy, Marine Corps Insignia
World War II, 1939-1945
A pocket reference guide for insignias of the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. This reference guide was owned by Sergeant John B. Hancock (1913-1944). 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 1944in 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 6-page guide: Private Collection of Linda Hughes.
Is Format Of
Digital reproduction of photocopied 6-page guide.
Is Part Of
Epinal American Cemetery Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Originally published by Newsweek.
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.