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Virginia World War II Separation Notices

The Virginia World War II Separation Notices collection contains approximately 250,000 notices for World War II veterans who were discharged between 1942 and 1950 (with the bulk between 1944 and 1946) and were seeking employment in Virginia. Most of the notices are for military personnel who were born or raised in Virginia prior to the war and returned to Virginia after their discharge from service. It is not a complete collection of every Virginian who served in the United States military during World War II. Military personnel who were not discharged from the armed forces during this time period, sought employment in a state other than Virginia or were killed during the war are not included in this collection.

The Separation Notices contain privacy protected information such as social security numbers and medical information. Access to the collection is limited to veterans and their next-of-kin.

Please consult the instructions on the request form for additional information on obtaining a record in this collection.

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