We shall not forget

JULE HANCOCK, JR

The Citadel Class of: 1946  Jule Hancock, Jr. Class of 1946 
Cadet Company: K (Source: Sphinx 1943)
Age: 19
Born: 18-Dec-24 in South Carolina
Hometown: Bishopville, South Carolina
Family: Julius (Jule) C. Hancock, Sr. (father), Bernice Cannie Hancock (mother),
Jane Marie Hancock (sister)
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Branch of Service: U.S. Army Air Forces
Servicenumber: 34652165
Entered the Service from: South Carolina
Function: Waist Gunner
Squadron: 514th Bomber Squadron
Unit – Group: 376th Bomber Group, Heavy
Plane data: (Serialnumber, MACR, etc.) B-24J 42-51719, MACR 9332
Date of death: 14-Oct-44
Status: KIA
Place of death: Over Yugoslavia
Spot: vicinity of Maribor, Yugoslavia
Awards: Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart
Gravenumber: Plot I Row 1 Grave 69
Cemetery: Sicily-Rome American Cemetery
Biography: Not Available
Other information: Sgt. Hancock’s Death Confirmed
Bishopville, Sept. 20 – (Special) –
Official confirmation from the War department in Washington has been received by
Mr. and Mrs. Jule Hancock of the death of their son, SSgt. Jule Hancock, Jr., in the
line of duty over Yugoslavia.
Sergeant Hancock was a turret gunner on a B-24 Liberator and had been with Eighth
Air force only a few months in the European theater. His crew was on a combat
mission October 14 when attacked by anti-aircraft and shot down. Several members
of the crew survived and escaped. He was the only son of his parents.
– Source: The State, 21 September 1945, p.3A.

Sources: American Battle Monuments Commission, The Citadel Archive & Museum, Mike Stannard ’65, MACR 9332, 1930/40 US Census (NARA), Find a Grave.com, Richland County Public Library

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