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Valentino P. Vozza Papers

Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2008.36

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Letters from Valentino Vozza to his girlfriend, then wife, Lee Perley, while he served in the Navy during World War II.

He was part of the Ninth fleet while in California, and the Third fleet, on the ship U.S.S. Mundo, and stationed in San Diego, California, San Francisco, California, Bremerton, Washington and the Pacific Front in and near Guam, Pearl Harbor and Japan. His wife was in or near Los Angeles, California and Ocean Park, California.

Valentino Vozza moved up from third class to first class during his three years in the Navy. He worked as a gardener and in the Pool Hall when stationed in California and as a Mess Cook or Chef when he was in Washington and the Pacific. 1945 letters from Lee Vozza to Valentino Vozza. Collection covers September 30, 1942 to September 8, 1945.


  • Creation: 1942-1945


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Biographical Information:

Valentino P. Vozza was in U.S. Navy during World War II. Reserve duty in California and active duty on board U.S.S. Mundo in the Third Fleet. Was in Guam and Pearl Harbor area during active duty in the Pacific. Lived near San Francisco, California with his Mother before he was in the Navy. Married Miss Lee Perley in 1943. Vozza was born on January 22, 1922 and died on November 6, 2006. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki:


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Guide to the Valentino P. Vozza Papers
Anne T. Johnson.
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