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William Alfred Mansuy collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 17.0018

Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Private First Class William Alfred Mansuy who served with Company F, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division in World War II and was killed in action on April 22, 1945, in Luzon, Philippine Islands. The collection includes documents, letters, greeting cards, photographs, and a dress uniform jacket.


  • 1925-1947
  • Other: Date acquired: 2017-08-22


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 or Historical Information

William Alfred Mansuy was born on April 17, 1925, to Charles and Margaret Mansuy in Washington, D.C. He had one brother, Charles Kenneth Mansuy, Jr. who was born in 1932 and passed away in 2015. William grew up in Montclair, New Jersey and graduated from Immaculate Conception High School, Montclair, New Jersey in 1943. His mother's family was from the Monticello, FL area.

He entered the U.S. Army on August 2, 1943, and trained at Camp Blanding, FL. Departing the U.S. in March 1944, William was assigned to Company F, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division and participated in the New Guinea and Philippine Islands campaigns. William was mortally wounded during a Japanese artillery attack on his company's position on Hill 515 near Mount Imugan on the Villa Verde Trail in Luzon on April 21, 1945. He was buried at Armed Forces Cemetery #1, Santa Barbara, Luzon and later reinterred at Arlington National Cemetery in Section 12, Site 1766.


.5 Linear Feet (1 half box)

1 items (1 coat)

1 items (1 portrait painting)

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Custodial History

This collection was donated by Robert M. Ervin, Jr. (Legal representative for Estate of Charles Mansuy, Jr.). The collection was acquired by the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience on August 22, 2017.

Custodial History

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

Source of Acquisition

Robert M. Ervin, Jr. (Legal representative for Estate of Charles Mansuy, Jr.)

Method of Acquisition

Donation from the estate of Charles K. Mansuy, Jr. who was the brother of William Alfred Mansuy, acquired on August 22, 2017.

Related Materials

Link to record for William Alfred Mansuy's grave in Arlington National Cemetery

William Alfred Mansuy collection
Michael G. Kasper
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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