Cerro Gordo County

Sgt. Andrew Nordahl, Jr.





P.F.C. Andrew Nordahl, Jr., who left Mason City with the national guard in 1941, has written his sister, Mrs. Paul Fransen, 1625 Washington avenue northwest, from Ireland, where he is stationed with the A. E. F.

Source:  The Globe Gazette, Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, Friday, April 24, 1942, Page 11


Andrew Nordahl, Jr., has been promoted to the rank of corporal in North Africa, according to word received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Nordahl, Sr., 932 Jackson avenue northwest.

Source:  The Globe Gazette, Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, Thursday, April 01, 1943, Page 20  (photo included)

in ITALY, OCT. 19

Had Previously Been Reported Missing in Action

on That Date

Staff Sgt. Andrew Nordahl was killed in action in Italy on Oct. 19, according to a telegram sent by the war department to his mother, Mrs. Laura NordahlL, Mason City.

Sgt. Nordahl had been back in action after having recovered from wounds received in action last August in Italy with Gen. Mark Clark's 5th army. Early in November he had been reported missing in action on the date he has now been reported killed.

Sgt. Nordahl joined the national guard in the fall of 1940 and left Mason City with them in February, 1941. He went overseas a year later, receiving further training in Ireland and then going to England and north Africa. He had been awarded the purple heart and the good conduct medal.

Besides his mother he is survived by 2 sisters, Mrs. Lewis Fransen and Mrs. Paul Fransen, both of Mason City; 2 brothers, Palmer Nordahl of Albert Lea, Minn., and Elmer Nordahl of Emmons, Minn. His father, Andrew Nordahl, Sr., lives at Emmons.

Source: The Globe Gazette, Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, Monday, December 04, 1944, Page 3