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Gehrke (Edward) Collection
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  • Language of Material: Multiple languages
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives
    Title: Edward Gehrke Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: OCH.EDG
    Extent: 8.27 linear feet
    Date (inclusive): 1937-1995
    Abstract: The Edward Gehrke Collection documents the military career of China Marine Edward Gehrke through photographs, ephemera, publications, and his military duffel, coat, and fatigues. Gehrke entered the U.S. Marine Corps in 1943 and served with Company 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Provisional Brigade at Guadalcanal, "A" Battery, 1st Battalion, 15th Marines, 6th Division as a gunner, and served as part of the Okinawa invasion landing on April 1, 1945. After he served in Okinawa, he was stationed in Tsingtao, China, where he was a participant in accepting the Japanese Army surrender in China.
    Language of Material: English, Japanese, Chinese

    Biographical / Historical

    Edward Gehrke entered the U.S. Marine Corps on November 22, 1943 at Chicago, Illinois. He attended boot camp at the California Artillery School, Camp Pendleton before shipping out of San Francisco in June 1944. He was briefly stationed at New Caledonia and New Hebrides before joining Company 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Provisional Brigade at Guadalcanal. He was transferred to "A" Battery, 1st Battalion, 15th Marines, 6th Division as a gunner before sailing for Okinawa. He was part of the invasion landing on April 1, 1945. He was then shipped to Guam, and later to Tsingtao, China, where he was a participant in accepting the Japanese Army surrender in China. He returned to the U.S. in January 1946 and was discharged February 10, 1946.

    Scope and Contents

    The Edward Gehrke Collection contains photographs, clippings, uniforms, and ephemera from Gehrke's tour of duty. Publications include official government publications with information on local cultures and geography, as well as those that depict daily military life through humor and illustrations created by American military personnel. The collection also includes documentation of Gehrke's training and active service through records, training materials, and awards. Photographs primarily depict locations in Tsingtao and the activities of United States Marines. Materials are arranged alphabetically.

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research use.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Fred M. Greguras, 2019

    Preferred Citation

    For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials  guide.

    Processing Information

    Mallory Furnier, 2020