ADDIS D. NELSON, LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Addis Nelson '21

Date of birth: December 24, 1897

Date of death: November 9, 1927

Age: 29

Lucky Bag

From the 1921 Lucky Bag:


Loss

Addis was lost on November 9, 1927 when his airplane crashed into the Lafayette river “near 51st Street” in Norfolk, Virginia. (Information from death certificate.)

He earned his wings as naval aviator #3237 on September 11, 1925.

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


Class of 1921

Addis is one of 32 members of the Class of 1921 on Virtual Memorial Hall.