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William V. Voss, Jr. papers

 Collection — Container: Single Folder Collections - 2000 Box 14 (00.0398-00.0432), Folder: 00.0425
Identifier: 00.0425

Scope and Contents

This collection relates to William V. Voss, Jr. who served with the U.S. Army, 11th Field Artillery, 24th Infantry Division, in New Guinea and the Philippines during World War II. This collection contains four copies of personal letters and two manuscripts, as well as letters and articles from a reunion magazine from Robert Dexheimer. In his manuscript on the "Return to Bataan," he recounts his experience and tells stories of men he knew and his interactions with local Filipinos. Included with the manuscript is a photograph of Voss. The letter from James L. Postma describes his time in the Philippines and experience with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and includes a photograph of him from 1945. There are three articles by men recounting their experiences in the Philippines. There is one copy of a photograph of the 21st Brigade at Schofield Barracks and copies of four images of Hawaii before World War II. There is also one article on the Korean War and two articles on incidents at Pearl Harbor after December 7, 1941.


  • Creation: December 4, 1943 - April 1, 2000
  • Other: Date accessioned: 2019-11-08


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical / Historical

William V. Voss, Jr. was born on October 24, 1915 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He received basic training at Fort Bragg, NC. He served with the US Army 11th Field Artillery, 24th Infantry Division, during World War II. He served overseas for 39 months and 27 days in Hawaii, Australia, New Guinea, and the Philippines. He worked as a Clerk Typist and also at a Fire Direction Center. His unit was involved in the Recapture of Corregidor. He was discharged on September 12, 1945 at Fort Dix, New Jersey. William V. Voss, Jr. passed away in Atlantic City, NJ on April 16, 2003.


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Custodial History

Transferred from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience to FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives in July 2022.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by William Voss and Robert Dexheimer.

William V. Voss, Jr. papers
Rosa Boiser
November 21, 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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