Bruckner Archive acquires another piece of 1940s Memorabilia
There is no way to know if Lt. Frank H. Egner, Jr. (1921-1985) of Quakertown, Pennsylvania was one of those culprits. He was assigned to the 808th Tank Destroyer Battalion after enlisting. My guess is that he probably was not, because he thought enough of Saint Florian that he sent a letter containing 23 postcards of the Abbey to his wife, Lois Heller Egner (1925-1998).
The letter, mailed on June 7 of 1945, weighed alot so while her husband placed 12 cents postage on the letter, she had to pay 36 cents more before she could open it. Frank and Lois Egner are both buried at Union Cemetary in Quakertown, Pennsylvania.
More information on Frank Egner's life and military service can be found here.
The brief letter and the postcards can be viewed below.