High School Wall of Honor
Richard Albert Hay Hancock
Class of June, 1940
Died; DNB; Died; Nonbattle
Research done by Rick Nehrling, class of 1963.
Albert Hay Hancock
was a member of North High's class of June, 1940. During high
school, he was a member of the Student Council. http://ndmhs.com/pages/yearclass1940(1990.50).html.
He enlisted in the US Army Air Corps on November 1, 1942 at Camp
Dodge, Iowa. At the time of his enlistment, he was single with
no dependents. His service number was 17070674. His death was
reported as DNB; Died, Nonbattle. At the time of his death, his
rank was SSG - Staff Sergeant. Richard's next of kin is listed
as R.T. Baker, 3820 Third Street, Des Moines, Iowa.
The above information was obtained
from the following:
(1) The World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and
Army Air Forces Personnel were created by the War Department,
the Adjutant General's Office, Administrative Services Division,
Strength Accounting Branch. The original records are held at
the Modern Military records LICON, Textural Services Division
(NWCTM), National Archives at College Park, Maryland.
The documents contain the latest and most complete information
available of all Army and Army Air Force personnel who were
killed or died, or became and remained missing between the President's
declaration of unlimited national emergency on May 27, 1941,
and the cut-off date of this report, January 31, 1946. This
document includes both battle and nonbattle dead and missing.
The records are available online at http://www.archives.gov/.
The type of casualty is indicated by the following:
* KIA - Killed in Action. This
is an individual who was killed in action at the front, by enemy
action in the rear, or if a prisoner of war.
* DOW - Died of Wounds. This
is an individual was who wounded and later died.
* DOI - This is an individual
who suffered fatal battle injuries and died in a line of duty
*DNB - Died Nonbattle. This
is an individual who died in a line of duty death, such as from
sickness, homicide, suicide, or accidents outside of combat
*M - Missing. This is an individual
who is reported as missing and later was determined to be dead.
*FOD - Finding of Death. Findings
of death fall within Public Law 490 and its amendments and are
made when there is either conclusive proof that the person is
dead or equally overwhelming evidence that under the circumstances
the person could not have remained alive.
This document contains the names of those individuals
who died in the line of duty status. Those individuals who were
not in the line of duty at the time of their death are not listed
in this document.
(2) The World War II Army Enlistment Records contain information
on more than 9 million individual enlistments. These records
can be found online at http://www.archives.gov/.
(3) The comprehensive list of
names from North High's 1893-2018 graduation classes are from
Claradell Shedd's North Des Moines High School website. The
names of North High School graduates can be found online at
Hancock's 1940 class page is: http://www.ndmhs.com/pages/yearclass1940(1990.50).html.
DNB; Died; Nonbattle
"Air Force Hymn"
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