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  • Contributing Institution: Center for American War Letters Archives
    Title: David Ebner Second World War correspondence
    Creator: Ebner, David
    source: Hicks, Jodi
    Identifier/Call Number: 2017.557.w.r
    Physical Description: .05 Linear feet (1 folder)
    Date (inclusive): 1945 February 21 - 1945 August 12
    Abstract: This collection contains letters and written correspondence from Sgt. David Ebner, 2nd Battalion, 111th "Associators" Infantry Regiment, USA, duirng the Second World War.
    Language of Material: English .
    Container: WWII 14
    Container: 10

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Jodi Hicks.


    This collection is arranged chronologically.

    Biographical / Historical

    Source: donor David Ebner was born on April 19, 1920, in Passaic, New Jersey. He attended William Paterson University and was drafted into the army in 1943 before finishing his undergraduate degree. His training began at Camp Croft, South Carolina and was later stationed at Palau in the Pacific Ocean. After he was honorably discharged in 1945, he attended Pennsylvania College of Optometry on the G.I. Bill and became an optometrist. He married Charlotte Brown on June 8, 1947, at Temple Emanuel in Paterson, New Jersey. They lived in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, where their son Stephen, and daughter Carol were born, and in 1955 they moved to Oakland, New Jersey. David died on June 23, 2012 at the age of 92.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item title, Box number, Folder number], David Ebner Second World War correspondence (2017.557.w.r), Center for American War Letters Archives, Chapman University, CA.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Scope and Contents

    This collection contains correspondence written by Sergeant David Ebner, USA, to Charlotte Brown, who he refers to as "Pooch" or "Poochie Honey", during the Second World War. Ebner and Brown were dating during the war and later married in 1947.
    The first letter in the collection was labeled with a note that read "1st letter bootcamp." A second letter, dated June 1st, was labeled with a note that read "June 1st 1945." His last letter discusses the upcoming surrender of the Japanese Empire.

    Conditions Governing Use

    There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions. For further copyright information, please contact the archivist.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    World War (1939-1945)
    Correspondence -- World War, 1939-1945
    World War (1939-1945) -- Homefront
    World War (1939-1945) -- Pacific islands
    Brown, Charlotte
    Hicks, Jodi