Postcards from Sergeant John B. Hancock to Edna P. Hancock (July 1944)

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Title

Postcards from Sergeant John B. Hancock to Edna P. Hancock (July 1944)

Alternative Title

Postcards from Sgt, John Hancock to Edna Hancock (July 1944)

Subject

World War II, 1939-1945

Description

A series of photographic postcards and an envelope sent from Sergeant John B. Hancock (1913-1944) to his wife, Edna P. Hancock in July of 1944. The photographs feature various scenes in Rome, Italy. 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.

Source

Photocopy of original photographic postcards: Private Collection of Linda Hughes.

Date Created

ca. 1944-07-03

Contributor

Hancock, John B.
Hughes, Linda

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of photocopied photographic postcards.

Is Part Of

Epinal American Cemetery Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

application/pdf

Extent

Medium

8 photographic postcards

Language

eng
ita

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy
Corso Trieste, Rome, Italy
Piazzale di Porta Pia, Rome, Italy
Canova Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy

Accrual Method

Donation

Audience

Mediator

History Teacher

Rights Holder

These resources are 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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