WORLD WAR II
Corporal Arnold H. Nelson

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Collection Winnebago County Historical Commission
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Gelatin print of Corporal Arnold H. Nelson.
Year Range from 1941
Event World War II
Year range to 1941
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Candid outdoor view of Corporal Arnold H. Nelson. He is wearing his service uniform and hat. He also wears a leather belt and corporal stripes and 5th Division patch on his left shoulder. Taken in a yard, possibly at his parent's home at 437 Harrison Street in Oshkosh.
Arnold H. Nelson was born August 2, 1920 in New London, WI, the son of Albert E. and Alyce Nelson. He worked in a machine shop in Mosinee, Marathon County, WI. His parents moved to Oshkosh in 1940. Arnold enlisted August 26, 1940 in the US Army. He arrived with the 5th Division in England February 1942. He was wounded in the abdomen by German artillery fire and was being evacuated off the field when he and the litter party carrying him were hit by another artillery shell and killed on July 26, 1944 in France. He was buried at the US Military Cemetery in St. Laurent Sur Mere, France.
Object ID P2005.20.23
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Nelson, Arnold H.
Print size 2 3/4" x 4 1/2"
Subjects Portrait photographs
Male
Soldiers
World War II
Infantry
European Theater of Operations
Casualties
Title Corporal Arnold H. Nelson
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