Glenn Charles Nelson

Glenn Nelson Perishes in Hurricane Aboard Destroyer Warrington in Great Atlantic Hurricane

(Nov. 30, 1944) -- Ship's cook 3/c Glenn C. Nelson, 21, missing since his ship-destroyer USS Warrington went down off the Virginia coast Sept. 12 in what was to be known as the Great Atlantic Hurricane  of Sept. 14, 1944.

Nelson enlisted in the Navy in August 1941.

His wife Anna lives at 511 Washington Avenue, Belleville, N.J.

Glenn C. Nelson
Ship's Clerk, Third Class, U.S. Navy
United States Navy
Entered the Service from: Illinois
Died: September 13, 1944

Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at East Coast Memorial
New York City, USA

Belleville Street Sign Memorials

In June 2016, Belleville Township Council passed a resolution to dedicate certain streets in town to servicemen who hailed from the municipality.


American Battle Monuments Commission

Belleville Times, Nov. 30, 1944

World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing,
State of New Jersey, War Dept. June 1946

Glenn Nelson Way, Belleville, N.J.

Belleville Street Named In Honor of Sailor Killed In Action

May 28, 2016,


Washington Avenue and Division Avenue

Belleville Sons Honor Roll

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