Norman S. Nelson letters
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Norman S. Nelson letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Nelson, Norman S.
Title: Norman S. Nelson letters
Dates: 1944-1945
Extent: (1 folder) 0.05 cubic feet
Identification: MS 0585
Collection materials are in English.

Biographical/Historical Note

Norman S. Nelson was stationed at the Base Weather Station, Chatham Field, later Travis Field-Savannah Airport, near Savannah, during the 1940s. Nelson was initially a corporal, and later a sergeant. He and his wife, "Phil," had family in California.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of letters written to Norman S. Nelson and his wife while he was stationed at the Base Weather Station, Chatham Field, near Savannah. Most of the letters are from family members in Oakland, California. Some are from Capt. Carl P. Nelson, a cousin stationed in Italy, and Capt. Louis W. Schmahl, stationed in the Pacific area. Most of the letters from the servicemen are censored V-Mail. The letters contain personal news, and do not contain news relating to World War II.

Index Terms

Letters (correspondence)
Nelson, Norman S.
Savannah (Ga.)
United States. Air Force.
World War, 1939-1945.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

The letters were left in an apartment rented by Norman S. Nelson and his wife from Lowry Axley.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Norman S. Nelson letters, MS 585, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Lowry Axley, 1952 and later.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List



1Letters to Norman S. Nelson and wife, 1944 April 15-1945 May 4 ( 30.0 items. )