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David Ebner Second World War correspondence

 Collection — Box: WWII 14, Folder: 10
Identifier: 2017-557-w-r

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.


  • 1945 February 21 - 1945 August 12

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

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.

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.


.05 Linear feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection contains letters and written correspondence from Sgt. David Ebner, 2nd Battalion, 111th "Associators" Infantry Regiment, USA, duirng the Second World War.


This collection is arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Jodi Hicks.

Finding Aid for the David Ebner Second World War correspondence
Lee Feldman
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Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States