Headstone of Sergeant John B. Hancock at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial

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Title

Headstone of Sergeant John B. Hancock at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial

Alternative Title

Headstone of Sgt. John Hancock

Subject

World War II, 1939-1945
Veterans--Florida
Cemeteries--Europe
Army

Description

The headstone of Sergeant John B. Hancock (1913-1945) at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial in Dinozé, France. Sgt. Hancock was born in Thomasville, Georgia, in 1913, but later migrated to Auburndale, Florida. Hancock managed a Great Atlantic Pacific Tea Company 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.

Creator

Anderson, Dwight

Source

Original <a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&amp
GRid=56372799">color digital image by Dwight Anderson: Private Collection of Dwight Anderson.

Date Created

ca. 2013-11-18

Is Part Of

Epinal American Cemetery Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Medium

1 color digital image

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Dinozé, France

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Dwight Anderson.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Dwight Anderson and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Epinal Cemetery Project

Curator

Bates, Chris
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"<a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&amp
GRid=56372799" target="_blank">Sgt John B Hancock." Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&amp
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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