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 1944
Abstract Letter from Lieutenant Wilbur E. Witte, United States Army Air Force to Reverend John E. Elbert.

915 W. 21st. St.
Austin, Texas
21st. of Aug., '44

Dear Rev. Elbert,

Got another letter from your Welfare Committee and yourself today. Many thanks!

Still down here at Bergstrom Field. Some of the fellows I've worked with here and who shipped down here with me have already shipped to other assignments which will take them overseas. Don't know how long I'll remain here myself.

I'm running the radar section of a school here. Have about 14 men working for me. Running a paper war here is sure a big headache. We train men on the ground and in the air also.
I have a pretty good set-up here as far as living conditions are concerned since Austin is quite close to Bergstrom Field.

Seems I just can't get out of being associated with army schools, first in the Technical Training Command and now in the 1st. Troop Carrier Command. I just missed going to the B-29's of the 20th Air Forces; in fact I know a couple of the boys who were lost in the first B-29 raids over Japan. Seems I'm just not destined to get in that sort of thing.

Well, guess this is all for now.
Best regards,
Event World War II
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Legal Status Oshkosh Public Museum
Object ID RG72.5.3
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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