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Collection Donald Scharf
WVM ID Number WVM Mss 1735
Object Name Archive
Title Scrapbook, 1942-1995 [bulk 1942-1945]
Year Range from 1942
Year Range to 1995
Event World War II
Description Scrapbook of papers and photographs pertaining to the service of Donald Scharf, a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, resident who served with the Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater during World War II. The scrapbook was arranged by Scharf after his service and documents his time in the Marines with a combination of original service documents, patches, currency, typed memoirs and timelines, original newspaper clippings, and identified photographs and scanned copy prints. The scrapbook covers his time in basic training, being stationed in San Diego, the invasions of Saipan, Guadalcanal, and Okinawa. Also included towards the end of the scrapbook are newspaper clippings about the end of the war, some biographical information about his family, and some veterans reunion materials. The oversized folder includes large newspaper articles pertaining to the end of the war (1945), the Gulf War (1991), and the fiftieth anniversary of the invasion of Okinawa (1995).
Extent and Medium of Description 0.2 linear ft. (1 archives box and 1 oversized flat folder)
History Donald Scharf was born in Port Washington, Wisconsin in 1920, and later moved to Wauwatosa, Wisconsin before entering the Marine Corps in 1942. After the war, Scharf returned to Wisconsin and settled in Milwaukee where he worked as a supervisor at Briggs and Stratton Tool and Die. After retiring he moved with his wife, Betty, to Florida.
Biographical Record Scharf, Donald
Subjects Marines -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee.
Veterans -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee.
Veterans -- Florida -- Dunnellon.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Pacific Area.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Japan -- Okinawa Island.
Saipan, Battle of, Northern Mariana Islands, 1944.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Solomon Islands -- Guadalcanal.
United States. Marine Corps.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Scrapbooks.
Black-and-white photographs.
Memoirs.