Headstone of Sergeant John B. Hancock at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial
Headstone of Sgt. John Hancock
World War II, 1939-1945
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.
Original <a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&
GRid=56372799">color digital image by Dwight Anderson: Private Collection of Dwight Anderson.
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Epinal American Cemetery Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
1 color digital image
Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Dinozé, France
Originally created by Dwight Anderson.
Copyright to this resource is held by Dwight Anderson and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.
Epinal Cemetery Project
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"Killed in Action." RICHES of Central Florida.
"Letter from John R. Hull to Edna P. Hancock (April 23, 1945)." RICHES of Central Florida.