|Elza Cansanção Medeiros|
|Born||October 21, 1921|
|Died||December 8, 2009 (aged 88)
Rio de Janeiro
|Years of service||1943 - 1976|
|Unit||Brazilian Expeditionary Force (FEB)|
|Commands held||Health Detachment Chief-nurse|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
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 a nurse.
She used to lecture about the Brazilian participation in World War II.
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