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William V. Voss, Jr. papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collecion - 2000 Box, Folder: 00.0425 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-00.0425

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.


  • December 4, 1943 - April 1, 2000


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish, exhibit, or broadcast works from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience must be requested and granted in writing by the director of the Institute. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Institute on World War II as the owner of the physical items and the copyright holder. Possession of a copy of an item does not constitute permission to publish, exhibit, or broadcast it. The Institute on World War II and the Human Experience reserves the right to refuse permission to individuals and publishers who have not complied with its policies. Permission fees must be paid before images are provided. Please contact the director of the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience for current publication and duplication rates.

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

Part of the Institute on WWII and the Human Experience Repository