Norman Eugene Ellefson

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  • Name: Norman Eugene Ellefson
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: February 25, 1921
  • Date of Death: March 6, 1983 Oklahoma City, OK
  • Parents: Arthur Ellefson & Ada King Ellefson
  • High School and Class: 1939 Greenway High School, Coleraine Minnesota
  • College: Itasca Junior College, Coleraine MN
    University of Chicago Business School, Chicago Illinois
  • Highest Rank:
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch: U.S. Field artillery
  • Date Sworn In: April 29, 1943
  • Place Sworn In:
  • Date of Discharge: February 23, 1946
  • Place of Discharge:
  • Units and Locations:
    Start Date End Date Unit(s) and Location(s) Served
    U.S. Field Artillery, Fort Sill, OK
  • Military Awards:
    Norman graduated in June 1941 from Itasca Junior College in Coleraine MN, an honor student and was awarded a scholarship of one year by Chicago University in recognition of his high scholastic standing.

    Norman Ellefson with the U.S. Field artillery at Fort Sill, Oklahoma graduated from the School of Business, University of Chicago, receiving his diploma in absentia. He was called to the service on April 28 1943.

  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: MN
    Name: Norman Eugene Ellefson
    Race: White
    Age: 20
    Birth Date: February 25, 1921
    Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
    Residence Place: Coleraine MN
    Registration Date: February 16,1942
    Employer:
    Weight: 133
    Height: 5’6”
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Blond
    Next of Kin: Arthur Ellefson

    Married Elinor Stockton Cooper in Tulsa Oklahoma, July 1, 1949.


    Itasca Iron News June 17, 1943 NORMAN ELLEFSON GRADUATED IN ABSENTIA
    Norman Ellefson, with the U.S. field Artillary at Fort Sill Okla. graduated this week from the School of Business, University of Chicago, receiving his diploma in Absentia. Ellefson was called to service the 28th of April. He graduated in June of 1941 from Itasca junior college in Coleraine MN, an honor student, and was awarded a scholarship one year by Chicago University in recognition of his high scholastic standing. His parents are Mr and Mrs. Arthur Ellefson of Coleraine.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

  • MIA / POW:

  • Civilian Life:
    Norman died on March 6, 1983 in Oklahoma City Oklahoma and is buried in Chapel Hills Memorial Garden, Oklahoma City Oklahoma

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