Maj Elza Cansanção

Maj Elza Cansanção

Birth
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Death 8 Dec 2009 (aged 88)
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Memorial ID 45274376 View Source
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Elza Cansanção Medeiros or Major Elza (October 21, 1921- December 8, 2009) was a Brazilian Army officer and World War II veteran. She was the highest-ranking female officer in the Brazilian Army with the rank of Major. She went to Italy during the war along with the Brazilian Expeditionary Force as the Brazilian Health Detachment Chief-nurse.

She used to lecture about the Brazilian participation in World War II.

Elza Cansanção Medeiros died on December 8, 2009, in Rio de Janeiro, age 88.


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