John E. Elbert Collection

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Admin/Biog History 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.
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Collection John E. Elbert
Dates of Accumulation 1943
Abstract Letter from Lieutenant Wilbur E. Witte, United States Army Air Force to Reverend John E. Elbert.

Boca Raton Field
Wednesday nite
Oct. 13th, '43

Dear Reverend Elbert,

Well I'm back here at Boca Raton again. Seems I just can't stay away from it. I've lived both at the field and here at the club. I've lived here as an enlisted man when the school was here, as a cadet when they came here, and now that the cadets have moved away I'm living here as an officer going to school again. This is more or less of a B.O.Q. (Bachelors officers quarters). We have an ideal setup here now. Seems nice to be living here without all the former restrictions 'cause now I can more or less enjoy it.

I'm on the early shift here. Can get up anytime I please in the morning as long as I'm at class at 0500!! Don't mind though because my late afternoons and evenings are free…

As Ever
Event World War II
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Legal Status Oshkosh Public Museum
Object ID RG72.5.1
Object Name Letter
People Elbert, John E.
Witte, Wilbur E.
Subjects World War II
United States Army Air Force
Title John E. Elbert Collection
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