||John E. Elbert was the pastor at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church located at the south east corner of Bowen and School. His wife's name was Ella J. Elbert.
||John E. Elbert
|Dates of Accumulation
||Letter from Geraldine M. Zimdars, a civilian working for the army, to Reverend John E. Elbert.
545 W. 112th St.
New York, N.Y.
July 23, 1944
Dear Rev. Elbert:
I received your letter sometime ago, and thank you so much for the prayers which were enclosed.
I have been transferred again-this time its New York.
We have taken over part of a 64 story building, which is located at 40 Wall Street.
I am still doing the same type of work ,which I did in Chicago and Washington, D.C. Keeping tally on the dead soldiers and all those who are prisoners of war, isn't the best kind of job a girl can have, but, someone has to do it, and that's where I come in.
So far I have only handled three cases, where the boys were from Oshkosh, Wisconsin. But, I am not at liberty to give you their names…I forgot to tell you that we do not wear Army uniforms - we are classed as "white collar" girls, (with New York City dirt on them).
Will close for today,
Geraldine M. Zimdars
||World War II
||8: Communication Artifact
||Oshkosh Public Museum
||Elbert, John E.
Zimdars, Geraldine M.
||World War II
United States Army
||John E. Elbert Collection
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