Guide to the Chuck Hodge Collection on Walter H. Scheurs, Jr.
H17-11

Collection Overview

Repository
Special Collections Department, History of Aviation Collection
Creator - Creator
Scheurs, Walter H., Mr., Jr., (Walter Henry), 1922-2001
Title
Chuck Hodge Collection on Walter H. Scheurs, Jr.
ID
H17-11
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1942-1967
Date [inclusive]
1905-2001
Extent
5.64 Linear feet (Two manuscript boxes, one non-standard box (22x15x2), two memorabilia boxes (12.5x19x2) and one photo album box (18x13x5).)
Language of Materials
Collection is in English.

Citation

Chuck Hodge Collection on Walter H. Scheurs, Document name or type, Folder number, Box number, Series number, History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections Department, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Special Collections Department, History of Aviation Collection 25 April 2012

800 West Campbell Road, MC33
Richardson, TX, 75080-3021
972-883-2570
LIBSPCO@utdallas.edu.

Access Restrictions

Materials in this collection are open for research.

Provenance Statement

The Chuck Hodge Collection on Walter H. Scheurs was donated to the History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections Department, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas, by Chuck Hodge on May 6, 2011.

Note to the Researcher

The collection overall is in good condition. The Scrapbook suffered the most wear. All of the pages were completely removed from their binding and some of the pages had to be trimmed where they were ripped and frayed. The order of the scrapbook was unchanged. While generally it is in chronological order this is not always the case. Some non-military materials are included in the scrapbook. The original documents in the military service record folders are yellowing and showing sides of age. Some pages are torn but they are otherwise in fair condition. The photocopies and originals are generally the same with very few exceptions. For preservation purposes, it is recommended that the photocopies be consulted first and, if the desired information cannot be found there, refer to the originals. Because military services records are naturally divided by enlistment periods ending with a DD-214 or other similar discharge documents, the military records are generally separated so that one enlistment period is wholly contained within one folder. The photocopies of these particular documents can be found in the chronological order in which they were received throughout the photocopied files while the originals, as a result of the arrangement by Walter Scheurs, Jr., are grouped together in one folder near the end of the military records in Box 2, Folder 13. The enlistment period beginning March 30, 1956 and ending March 29, 1962 was divided into three folders because of its size and because it was during this time period that Walter Scheurs, Jr. served in Europe. The records of his European service can be found in the second of these three folders. Photographs – depending on their size - and negatives were either housed in polypropylene sleeves or interleaved with acid-free paper in the folder. The negatives were removed from their original locations on pages 1 and 71 of the Scrapbook. Separation sheets with cross reference indicate their former location. Staples and paper clips were removed and replaced with coated paperclips where necessary. A 45rpm vinyl record was removed from page 159 of the scrapbook and housed in proper archival storage in Box 1, Folder 11. The same was done with the few memorabilia items. Oversized materials were housed in non-standard boxes.

Material Removed List

0.1 linear ft. (one folder) of duplicate correspondence, photographs and photocopies of military records were removed.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Hodge, Chuck, Mr.

Subject(s)

  • History of Aviation Collection

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Biographical Sketch

Walter Henry "Dutch" Scheurs, Jr. was born April 20, 1922 in Cedar Rapids, IA to Walter Henry Scheurs and Lucille Vernus Scheurs (née Kasner). He was the second of six children and the oldest son. Oriealice Scheurs was two years older than "Dutch" and the younger siblings were Patricia Scheurs, Melvin Scheurs, Charles Scheurs and Steven Scheurs. Melvin and Steven Scheurs however did not survive infancy. The Scheurs family has a small measure of notoriety in the Cedar Rapids, IA area. P.M. Scheurs moved to Burlington, IA in 1840 by way of Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York City, NY after immigrating from Germany. On March 1, 1844 he and his wife, Magdelena Kaufmann gave birth to Philip Heinrich Scheurs in Burlington, IA. Philip Scheurs went on to become the Superintendent of Roads and Bridges in Des Moines County, IA after changing his name to Henry Philip Scheurs or simply H.P. Scheurs. H.P. married Elizabeth Armknecht in 1867 and before she died in 1889 she gave birth to one son, Charles Henry Scheurs and six daughters. Charles Henry Scheurs married Alice Ruth Walker (January 6, 1867 - 2 July, 1942) on April 15, 1891 and on 6 April, 1892 she gave birth to Walter Henry Scheurs.

Walter Scheurs, Jr. graduated from Valley Springs High School in Valley Springs, AR in June 1941 as Vice-President of a class of fourteen. On August 13, 1941 Walter Scheurs, Jr. went away to Los Angeles, CA to attend the W.O. Anderson Airplane School. By September 1941 he had secured for himself a position with Consolidated Aircraft at Lindbergh Field in San Diego, CA as a Fuselage-Riveter Helper. O May 15, 1942 Walter Scheurs, Jr. quit his job with Consolidated and from June to December, 1942, he held various jobs in Cedar Rapids, IA. On December 21, 1942, Walter Scheurs, Jr. was drafted into the U.S. Army Air Force (USAAF) and by December 26, 1942, he had reported for in processing at Camp Dodge in Des Moines, IA.

From December 26, 1942 to April 1944, Walter Scheurs, Jr. traveled the U.S. going from one aviation or technical school to another in places like, St. Petersburg, FL, Keesler Field, MS, Harlingen, TX, Salt Lake City, UT, Peterson Field, CO and Lincoln, NE. From April to October 24, 1944, Walter Scheurs, Jr. was deployed to Foggia, Italy with the 825th Bomb Squadron, 484th Bomb Group, 49th Bomb Wing of the 15th Air Force. He served as a top turret gunner and mechanic on a Consolidated B-24 Liberator nicknamed, "Archangel" for a total of thirty-seven actual missions. As was customary in the 15th Air Force, some missions counted as two sorties depending on the difficulty of the mission. As such, his thirty-seven missions were counted as 50 sorties which is important because the completion of fifty sorties allowed an airman in the 15th Air Force to return to the United States. On Jul 11, 1944, during his twenty-first mission, a bomb run against the German Submarine Pens at Toulon, France, Walter Scheurs, Jr. was wounded. For this, on July 23 and 28, 1944 he was respectively awarded the Purple Heart and the Air Medal with Oak Leave Cluster. As a member of the 484th Bomb Group, a Distinguished Unit Badge was received on September 14, 1944 for an August 22, 1944 raid against Nazi oil storage facilities in Vienna, Austria. The Distinguished Flying Cross was awarded on November 12, 1944. By the time Walter Scheurs, Jr. returned to the U.S. on December 1, 1944 he also had received seven bronze stars for campaigns against Rome-Arno, southern France, the Balkans, the Rhineland, northern France, the northern Appenines of Italy and the air war in Europe. Walter Scheurs, Jr. was honorably discharged from the USAAF on September 24, 1945 as a Technical Sergeant at the Jefferson Barracks, MO. His last duty station was at Chanute Field in Rantoul, IL.

After the war, Walter Scheurs, Jr. eventually found employment with the Iowa Manufacturing Company from March to June 1946 before buying the Sinclair Oil Company Service Station on 3rd Avenue SE in Cedar Rapids, IA. He operated this station from June 1946 to October 1947 and then decided to enlist in the U.S. Air Force (USAF). From at least February 6 to December 26, 1947, Walter Scheurs, Jr. was enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserves on inactive duty in Naval Reserve Division 9-53.

The USAF career of Walter Scheurs, Jr. started on December 27, 1947, at Lowry Field in Denver, CO. On April 1, 1948 he was transferred to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (AFB) and attached to the 64th Bomb Squadron, 43rd Bomb Wing, 15th Air Force, Strategic Air Command (SAC). On February 1, 1949, Walter Scheurs, Jr. was promoted to Staff Sergeant. Temporary promotions to Technical Sergeant and Master Sergeant followed on March 8 and November 5, 1951 respectively. At Davis-Monthan AFB, Walter Scheurs, Jr. served as the right gunner and mechanic on a Boeing B-50 Superfortress until December 4, 1953 when he changed vocations to become a Personal Equipment Supervisor. On April 1, 1955 he was awarded the permanent rank of Technical Sergeant.

Walter Scheurs, Jr. served at Davis-Monthan AFB until April 19, 1956 when he was sent to Germany and assigned to Kaufbeuren Air Base and Fürstenfeldbruck Air Base with the 7330th Flight Training Wing. On February 13, 1958 he was transferred to Bentwater, Suffolk, UK and was stationed there with the 81st FTR Bomb Wing Support Squadron until April 30, 1959.

On May 1, 1959 Walter Scheurs, Jr. was stationed at Dyess AFB, TX with 819th Combat Support Group, 341st Bomb Wing. He stayed there until being transferred to March AFB, Riverside, CA between August 8 and 25, 1960. A permanent promotion to Master Sergeant came on December 1, 1962 and his last promotion was on April 1, 1965 when he made Senior Master Sergeant. March AFB was to be the last duty station for Walter Scheurs, Jr. during his USAF career. He retired and received an honorable discharge on July, 31, 1967. Ironically, Walter Scheurs, Sr. was discharged from the U. S. Army Air Service Flying School on December 17, 1918 at the very same duty station. Walter Scheurs, Jr. remained on the roles of the USAF Reserves until Mar 27, 1975.

Following his service to the USAF, Walter Scheurs, Jr. continued to reside in Riverside, CA with his wife, Paula Theresa Scheurs (née Trimarco) whom he had married on February 11, 1950 at All Saints Church in Tucson, AZ. In retirement he supported the March Field Museum Foundation. Walter Scheurs, Jr. passed away in Riverside, CA on March 3, 2001 and was buried at Riverside National Cemetery.

Source
 Ancient Faces. (2012). Walter H Scheurs-jr (1922 - 2001) genealogy - Riverside, Riverside County, CA, (California). Retrieved April 4, 2012 from: http://www.ancientfaces.com/research/person/72958731/walter-h-scheurs-jr-profile-and-genealogy
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 Chuck Hodge Collection on Walter H. Scheurs, School Yearbook Contents, Folder 1, Box 1, Series I, History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections Department, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.
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 Chuck Hodge Collection on Walter H. Scheurs, Father's Military Records, Folder 6, Box 1, Series I, History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections Department, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.
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 Chuck Hodge Collection on Walter H. Scheurs, Genealogy Documents, Folder 7, Box 1, Series I, History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections Department, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.
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 Chuck Hodge Collection on Walter H. Scheurs, Military Service Records, Folder 12, Box 1, Series II, History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections Department, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.
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 Chuck Hodge Collection on Walter H. Scheurs, Military Service Records, Folder 13, Box 1, Series II, History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections Department, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.
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 Chuck Hodge Collection on Walter H. Scheurs, Military Service Records, Folder 14, Box 1, Series II, History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections Department, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.
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 Chuck Hodge Collection on Walter H. Scheurs, Military Service Records, Folder 15, Box 1, Series II, History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections Department, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.
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 Chuck Hodge Collection on Walter H. Scheurs, Military Service Records, Folder 17, Box 1, Series II, History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections Department, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.
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 Chuck Hodge Collection on Walter H. Scheurs, Military Service Records, Folder 18, Box 1, Series II, History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections Department, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.
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 Chuck Hodge Collection on Walter H. Scheurs, Military Service Records, Folder 19, Box 1, Series II, History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections Department, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.
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 Chuck Hodge Collection on Walter H. Scheurs, Military Service Records, Folder 20, Box 1, Series II, History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections Department, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.
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 Chuck Hodge Collection on Walter H. Scheurs, Military Service Records, Folder 1, Box 2, Series II, History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections Department, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.
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 Chuck Hodge Collection on Walter H. Scheurs, Military Service Records, Folder 13, Box 2, Series II, History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections Department, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.
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 Chuck Hodge Collection on Walter H. Scheurs, March Field Museum Foundation Documents, Folder 17, Box 2, Series II, History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections Department, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.
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 Chuck Hodge Collection on Walter H. Scheurs, Military Service Records, Folder 16, Box 1, Series II, History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections Department, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.
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 Chuck Hodge Collection on Walter H. Scheurs, Scrapbook, Box 6, Series II, History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections Department, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.
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 Gaynes, S. & Hoskinson, R. (2003). The 464th Bomb Group in WWII: Flightline. Retrieved April 18, 2012 from http://www.zplace2b.com/464th/flight_mission.htm.
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 USGenWeb Archives Project. (2008). USGenWeb Archives Project - California, Riverside, California: cemetery records. Retrieved April 4, 2012 from: http://files.usgwarchives.net/ca/riverside/cemeteries/riversidenational-s4.txt

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Scope and Content

This collection contains documents, records, correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings and articles, ephemera and memorabilia and other materials created and/or collected by Walter Henry Scheurs, Jr. during his service in the USAAF during World War II and the USAF from 1947 to 1967. The Chuck Hodge Collection on Walter H. Scheurs, Jr. is housed in two manuscript boxes and four oversize boxes of various sizes totaling 5.64 linear feet.

The collection came to the archives in good condition and was arranged by the creator. The original order of the documents was established and maintained by the curator. The archivist identified two series with the first series being the Personal History Series which is further organized in three subseries: 1. Documents, 2. Photographs and 3. Media.

Subseries 1. consists of eight folders which speak to the personal history of Walter Scheurs, Jr. and his family. The first four folders pertain to Walter Scheurs, Jr. and consists of the 1940-41 Valley Springs High School yearbook, Federal civilian employment applications and a V-Mail communication from Lt. P.J. Schiappacasse. The next two folders are about the parents of Walter Scheurs, Jr. with the bulk of this information being about his father's military career from 1917 to 1918. The following folder contains genealogical information and in the last folder can be found ephemera which could not be identified with any one individual in particular.

Subseries 2. contains two folders. The first folder holds pictures of individuals who are presumed to be friends and family members, however none of the individuals could be identified in any manner. Also, no dates were printed on any of these photographs. A second folder contains pictures of the travels of Walter Scheurs, Jr. throughout Austria, Germany, Italy and other unidentified locations while he was stationed in Europe with the USAF. These are arranged alphabetically by the country and city in which the picture was taken as only two of these pictures can be identified by dates, April 21 and April 22, 1957.

Subseries 3. consists of one 45 rpm vinyl record of, "Here's to My Lady" and "If Wishes Were Kisses" as recorded by Perry Como.

The second series contains the bulk of this collection and it deals with the military service of Walter Scheurs, Jr. The Military Service Series is arranged into four subseries: 1. Printed Documents, 2. Uniform Accoutrements, 3. Photographs and 4. Scrapbook.

Subseries 1. consists of the military records of Walter Scheurs, Jr., documents used during everyday duties such as a list of radio codes, a German language newspaper, Berchtesgadener Anzeiger, three issues of  The Torreta Flyer, an unpublished biography of Ed Lamb and documents from the March Field Musem Foundation.

The first eleven folders are photocopies of the documents in the military record of Walter Scheurs, Jr. while the following eleven folders are the originals. The documents mainly consist of travel orders and reimbursements requests. Of particular interest are the DD-214s (or other similar discharge papers) and the awards and certificates which were issued. Box 2, Folder 14 contains a chart created by Walter Scheurs, Jr. to document the mission on which he flew. Also, a photocopy and the original of one of the first security questionnaire's for processing a security clearance (Form DD 368) can be found in Box 1, Folder 17 and Box 2, Folder 7 respectively.

The Berchtesgadener Anzeiger was obtained by Walter Scheurs, Jr. during his visit to Berchtesgaden while serving in the USAF in Germany.  The Torreta Flyer is dedicated to documenting and preserving the history of the 484th Bomb Group, the unit in which Walter Scheurs, Jr. served during World War II. Ed Lamb was on the same B-24 flight crew with Walter Scheurs, Jr. during World War II.

Subseries 2. consists of the boxes which contained the medals, pins and ribbons awarded to Walter Scheurs, Jr. No medals were donated however, some of the ribbons and pins are still in their respective boxes.

Subseries 3. contains five photographs of Walter Scheurs, Jr. during his USAAF and early USAF service.

Subseries 4. consists of a scrapbook which details the World War II experiences of Walter Scheurs, Jr. through newspaper articles and clippings, postcards, magazines, correspondences, photographs and ephemera. Some items which are particularly interesting are an Army "Kwik-o-gram" post card (page 21), a cartoon pamphlet containing Hitler's "Last Will" (page 25), an Associated Press timeline of World War II from Mar 14, 1939 to September 3, 1943 (page 25), a log of the transfers of Walter Scheurs, Jr. during World War II (page 34), transcripts of a bomb run over Germany as printed in The Stars & Stripes (page 46), a world map of the U.S. Air Forces (page 56), a report on the death of Ernie Pyle (page 58), a map tracing the route of the transfers of Walter Scheurs, Jr. during World War II (page 61) and a propaganda pamphlet in German and French which was to be given to German prisoners of war explaining the Nazi's role in starting World War II and what the Red Cross could do to notify their relatives of their condition (page 109). Some items such as a copy of the  Press Enterprise sports section from September 22, 2001 are not related to the World War II service of Walter Scheurs, Jr. but were included in this series because they were found on the inside of the back cover of the scrapbook.

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Series Description

Series I. Personal History 0.20 linear ft. (eleven folders in manuscript box), 1905-1986.

Arranged in three subseries: 1. Documents, 2. Photographs and 3. Media.

Subseries 1. Documents 0.17 linear ft. (eight folders in manuscript box), 1905-1986.

Arranged chronologically by subject.

Subseries 2. Photographs 0.02 linear ft. (two folders in manuscript box), Circa 1957.

Arranged by subject.

Subseries 3. Media 0.01 linear ft. (one folder in manuscript box), Undated.

Arranged alphabetically by performer.

Series II. Military Service 5.44 linear ft. (nine folders in manuscript box, one manuscript box, one non-standard box, two memorabilia boxes and one photo album box.), 1941-2001.

Arranged in four subseries: 1. Printed Documents, 2. Unifrom Accoutrements, 3. Photographs and 4. Scrapbook.

Subseries 1. Printed Documents 2.34 linear ft. (nine folders in manuscript box, one manuscript box, one non-standard box), 1942-2001.

Arranged chronologically.

Subseries 2. Uniform Accoutrements 2.08 linear ft. (two memorabilia boxes), Undated.

Arranged by size of the items.

Subseries 3. Photographs 0.02 linear ft. (one folder in manuscript box), Circa 1943 to 1948.

Arranged chronologically.

Subseries 4. Scrapbook 1.00 linear ft. (one photo album box), 1941 to 2001.

Arranged chronologically.

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Related Materials

Additional Sources

For more information regarding March Field and the 15th Air Force see: http://www.marchfield.org/index.html

For more specific information about the 15th Air Force ask an archivist for:

Directorate of Public Affairs, Headquarters Fifteenth Air Force. (1983). Fifteenth Air Force: The first 40 years, 1943-1983. March Air Force Base, CA: Author.

Harley, R. B. (1968). A brief history of the Fifteenth Air Force: Silver anniversary, 1 November 1943-31 October 1968. March Air Force Base, CA: Headquarters Fifteenth Air Force.

Munday, E.A. (1970). Fifteenth Air Force combat markings 1943-1945. London: Beaumont Publication.

Rust, K. C. (1976). Fifteenth Air Force story ... in World War II. Temple City, CA: Historical Aviation Album.

Or go to: http://www.15thaf.org/. This site links to the 484th Bomb Group site below via a link for the 49th Bomb Wing.

For more information on the 484th Bomb Group, in which Walter Scheurs, Jr. served during World War II visit: http://www.484th.org/index.htm. The link on this site to the "Torreta Flyer" in particular offers a wealth of information.

For more biographical information about the men who flew in the 15th Air Force ask an archivist for:

Newby, L. W. (1983). Target Ploesti: View from a bombsight. Novato, CA: Presidio.

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Image ID

It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission from copyright holders of materials to which this institution does not own copyright.

Images in this collection are identified by a unique number that provides information about the format, record group, collection, series, box, folder, and image numbers. Please use this number when ordering reproductions of images from this collection.

Record Group Code

1 = CAT/Air American Archives

2 = Doolittle Archives

3 = Lighter than Air Archives

4 = George H. Williams, Jr., World War I Aviation Library

5 = History of Aviation Archives

6 = University Archives

7 = HAC Stacks

8 = WPRL Stacks

9 = Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Collection

10 = Belsterling Collection

11 = Closed Stacks

12 = Unidentified

13 = Chance Vought Archives

14 = Twirly Birds Archives

Image Format Code

P = Photograph/Postcard

S = Slide

N = Negative

T = Positive Transparency

B = Black and White

C = Color

Example : 5WHS-1-1-PB1

5 = History of Aviation Archives (HAC)

WHS = Walter H. Scheurs

= Series Number

1 = Box Number

1 = Folder Number

P = Photograph/Postcard

B = Black and White

1 = Image Number

Images archived in plastic image holders may also have a location code in the format: 1/TL. In this example, the number is the sheet number and the letters indicate the top left position on the sheet. Position indicators are T = top, L = left, R = right, M = middle, and B = bottom. Position indicators may be combined to describe the position on the sheet, as shown in this example.

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Collection Inventory

Series I. Personal History 

Subseries 1. Documents 

School Yearbook Contents. 1940-1941   Valley Springs High School Yearbook.


    Box Folder
Text   1 1

School Yearbook Cover. 1940-1941 


    Box Folder
Text   1 2

Federal Civilian Employment Applications. 1967-1968 


    Box Folder
Text   1 3

Correspondences Received. Undated   V-Mail letter from Lt. P.J. Schiappacasse.


    Box Folder
Text   1 4

Family Vital Documents. 1964   A copy of Lucille Vernus Kasner's (mother) birth certificate and a copy of the filing for a probate hearing for Walter Henry Scheurs' (father) Last Will and Testament.


    Box Folder
Text   1 5

Father's Military Record (Photocopies). 1917-1966   Father's discharge papers from the U.S. Army as well as a statement of his service.


    Box Folder
Text   1 6

Genealogical Information. 1905-1973   Genealogical information for the Scheurs, Vale, Walker and Little families.


    Box Folder
Text   1 7

Ephemera. Circa 1985-1986   Two magazine articles; one about World War II aircraft modified for racing and the other about planes decaying at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base


    Box Folder
Text   1 8

Subseries 2. Photographs 

Photographs of Friends and Family. Undated   Images 5WHS-1-9-PC1 through 5WHS-1-9-PB59.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   1 9

Photographs of Foreign Travel. Circa 1957 April-September    Photographs 5WHS-1-10-PB1 to 5WHS-1-10-PB57 of travels through Austria, Germany, Italy and other unidentified locations.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   1 10

Subseries 3. Media 

Media. Undated   45 rpm vinyl record of "Here's to My Lady" and "If Wishes Were Kisses" as recorded by Perry Como.


    Box Folder
Text   1 11

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Series II. Military History 

Subseries 1. Printed Documents 

Military Service Records (Photocopies). 1944 September 10   Unit Commendation for the 484th Bombardment Group, 49th Bombardment Wing for their mission on August 22, 1944.


    Box Folder
Text   1 12

Military Service Records (Photocopies). 1943-1945   Service during World War II in the U.S. Army Air Force, 15th Air Force, 49th Bombardment Wing, 484th Bombardment Group.


    Box Folder
Text   1 13

Military Service Records (Photocopies). 1947 February-December   Inactive service with the U.S. Naval Reserve.


    Box Folder
Text   1 14

Military Service Records (Photocopies). 1948-1949   Service in the U.S. Air Force, 43rd Bombardment Group, 64th Bomb Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base during the enlistment period ending December 26, 1949.


    Box Folder
Text   1 15

Military Service Records (Photocopies). 1950-1956   Service in the U.S. Air Force, 43rd Bombardment Group, 64th Bomb Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base during the enlistment period ending March 29, 1956.


    Box Folder
Text   1 16

Military Service Records (Photocopies). 1956-1959   Service in the U.S. Air Force while stationed in Germany and the United Kingdom during the enlistment period ending March 29, 1962.


    Box Folder
Text   1 17

Military Service Records (Photocopies). 1959-1960   Service in the U.S. Air Force, 819th Air Division, Strategic Air Command at Dyess Air Force Base during the enlistment period ending March 29, 1962.


    Box Folder
Text   1 18

Military Service Records (Photocopies). 1960-1962   Service in the U.S. Air Force, 15th Air Force Headquarters at March Air Force Base during the enlistment period ending March 29, 1962.


    Box Folder
Text   1 19

Military Service Records (Photocopies). 1962-1965   Service in the U.S. Air Force, 15th Air Force Headquarters at March Air Force Base during the enlistment period ending March 29, 1965.


    Box Folder
Text   1 20

Military Service Records (Photocopies). 1965-1985   Service in the U.S. Air Force, 15th Air Force Headquarters at March Air Force Base during the enlistment period ending July 31, 1967. Contains photograph 5WHS-2-1-PC1.


    Box Folder
Text   2 1

Military Service Records (Photocopies). Undated 


    Box Folder
Text   2 2

Military Service Records (Originals). 1943-1945   Service during World War II in the U.S. Army Air Force, 15th Air Force, 49th Bombardment Wing, 484th Bombardment Group.


    Box Folder
Text   2 3

Military Service Records (Originals). 1947 February 6   Inactive service with the U.S. Naval Reserve.


    Box Folder
Text   2 4

Military Service Records (Originals). 1948-1949   Service in the U.S. Air Force, 43rd Bombardment Group, 64th Bomb Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base during the enlistment period ending December 26, 1949.


    Box Folder
Text   2 5

Military Service Records (Originals). 1950-1956   Service in the U.S. Air Force, 43rd Bombardment Group, 64th Bomb Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base during the enlistment period ending March 29, 1956.


    Box Folder
Text   2 6

Military Service Records (Originals). 1956-1959   Service in the U.S. Air Force while stationed in Germany and the United Kingdom during the enlistment period ending March 29, 1962.


    Box Folder
Text   2 7

Military Service Records (Originals). 1959-1960   Service in the U.S. Air Force, 819th Air Division, Strategic Air Command at Dyess Air Force Base during the enlistment period ending March 29, 1962.


    Box Folder
Text   2 8

Military Service Records (Originals). 1960-1962   Service in the U.S. Air Force, 15th Air Force Headquarters at March Air Force Base during the enlistment period ending March 29, 1962.


    Box Folder
Text   2 9

Military Service Records (Originals). 1962-1965   Service in the U.S. Air Force, 15th Air Force Headquarters at March Air Force Base during the enlistment period ending March 29, 1965.


    Box Folder
Text   2 10

Military Service Records (Originals). 1965-1967   Service in the U.S. Air Force, 15th Air Force Headquarters at March Air Force Base during the enlistment period ending July 31, 1967. Contains photograph 5WHS-2-11-PB1.


    Box Folder
Text   2 11

Military Service Records (Originals). 1967 July 11   Retirement orders.


    Box Folder
Text   2 12

Military Service Records (Originals). 1943-1993   Certificates and awards. Contains photographs 5WHS-2-13-PB1 through 5WHS-2-13-PB29.


    Box Folder
Text   2 13

Documents for Daily Use. Undated   Includes Radio codes and a log of bombing missions completed during World War II.


    Box Folder
Text   2 14

Published Documents. 1992-2001   Three issues of "The Toretta Flyer" which was published by the 484th Bobm Group Association.


    Box Folder
Text   2 15

Published Documents. 1956 September 4-5   German Newspaper, "Berchtesgadener Anzeiger." This is Edition 69, Number 139 which was printed for Tuesday and Wednesday, the 4th and 5th of September, 1956.


    Box Oversize
Text   3 1

Unpublished Documents. 2001 January 7   A biography of a fellow serviceman entitled, "World War II Days of Ed Lamb".


    Box Folder
Text   2 16

Unpublished Documents. 1942 December 7   Correspondence from the March Field Musem Foundation.


    Box Folder
Text   2 17

Subseries 2. Uniform Accoutrements 

American Defense Service Medal. Undated   Box without ribbon, pin or medal.


    Box Object
Realia   4 1

European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal. Undated   Box without ribbon, pin or medal.


    Box Object
Realia   4 2

Army Good Conduct Medal. Undated   Box containing four ribbons but no pin or medal.


    Box Object
Realia   4 3

American Campaign Medal. Undated   Box with pin but no ribbon or medal.


    Box Object
Realia   4 4

Air Medal. Undated   Hinged Case containing Ribbon and pin but no medal.


    Box Object
Realia   4 5

Purple Heart. Undated   Hinged Case containing ribbon and pin but no medal.


    Box Object
Realia   4 6

Distinguished Flying Cross. Undated   Hinged Case containing ribbon and pin but no medal.


    Box Object
Realia   4 7

Air Force Commendation. Undated   Hinged Case containing pin but no ribbon or medal.


    Box Object
Realia   5 1

Pair of Sr. Master Sergeants Chevrons. Undated 


    Box Object
Realia   5 2

Stencil. Undated   Stencil for applying name and service number to personal property.


    Box Object
Realia   5 3

Subseries 3. Photographs 

Photographs. 1943-1948   Five photographs, 5WHS-2-18-PB1 through 5WHS-2-18-PB5, of Walter Scheurs, Jr. and the men with whom he served between Circa 1943 and March 25, 1948.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   2 18

Subseries 4. Scrapbook 

Negatives. Undated   Negatives 5WHS-6-1-NB1 through 5WHS-6-1-NB29 pulled from pages 1 and 71 of the Scrapbook.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   6 1

Scrapbook. After 1940   Contains letters, newspaper clippings, photographs, postcards and other memorabilia which chronical the USAAF service of Walter Scheurs, Jr. during World War II. Photographs 5WHS-6-2-PB1 through 5WHS-6-2-PC148 are found within.


    Box Oversize
Mixed materials   6 2

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