Killed in Action

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Title

Killed in Action

Alternative Title

Killed in Action

Subject

World War II, 1939-1945
Veterans--Florida

Description

A newspaper obituary announcing that Sergeant John B. Hancock (1913-1944) had been Killed in Action (KIA) while serving in the U.S. Army during World War II. 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 newspaper obituary, May 1945: Private Collection of Linda Hughes.

Date Created

ca. 1945-05-12

Date Copyrighted

ca. 1945-05-12

Date Issued

ca. 1945-05-12

Contributor

Hughes, Linda

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of photocopied newspaper obituary, May 1945.

Is Part Of

Epinal American Cemetery Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

Medium

1 newspaper obituary

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Auburndale, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Audience

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Rights Holder

This resource 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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