Louis N. Scott Collection

Permanent URI for this collectionhttps://hdl.handle.net/2346.1/39924

This is the collection of Louis “Norman” Scott, including his wartime letters, newspaper clippings regarding his life, photographs, documents, and dogtags all relating to his time during World War II. He was a U.S. Army Air Force mechanic, working on airplanes, and was first stationed in Keesler Field, Mississippi, and then Wendover, Utah. He was also stationed in Ephrata, Washington, Sioux City, Iowa, and then deployed to England and later Belgium.

He would marry an English woman, Beatrice Mary Scott, who he met while in England. She would later travel on the ship Queen Mary to the United States.

The majority of his letters, V-mails, and telegrams are addressed to his mother, with a few to his sister Waldene, his father, and others. They span from early 1942, until late 1945, after the end of the war. They describe Army life, mechanic training, and the issues of the post conflict redeployment for soldiers trying to get home.

His photographs are taken during his service, depicting both army life and his marriage to Mary. His documents are related to his military certifications and service, and Mary’s immigration process.

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