World War II K-Ration Menu

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Title

World War II K-Ration Menu

Alternative Title

WWII Ration Menu

Subject

World War II, 1939-1945
Army

Description

A typical K-ration menu during World War II. This menu was owned by Sergeant John B. Hancock (1913-1944), who served in the U.S. Army during the war. Hancock was born in Thomasville, Georgia, in 1913, but later migrated to Auburndale, Florida. He 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 1-page menu: Private Collection of Linda Hughes.

Date Created

ca. 1943-1944

Contributor

Hancock, John B.
Hughes, Linda

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of photocopied 1-page menu.

Is Part Of

Epinal American Cemetery Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

Medium

1-page menu

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Italy
France

Accrual Method

Donation

Audience

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Rights Holder

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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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