World War II K-Ration Menu
WWII Ration Menu
World War II, 1939-1945
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.
Photocopy of original 1-page menu: Private Collection of Linda Hughes.
Hancock, John B.
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Digital reproduction of photocopied 1-page menu.
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Epinal American Cemetery Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
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