About Letters From World War II

This is the story of the Nelson family from Appleton, Minnesota and their experience during World War II.  My grandmother and her family saved over 600 letters of correspondence between their immediate family members during the years of 1941 to 1945.

My goal is to share these letters with you on the same day they were written starting 69 years ago, in order that you can experience the war from the perspective of a small town Minnesota family. The family and the group of letters are unique in that they cover many different viewpoints of World War II from the war in Europe to the war in the Pacific and even the experiences of those left behind.

The Nelson Family

The Nelson Family

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