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The Corporal Anthony John Kachmarsky WWII Collection contains photos and documents of his time in the Pacific Theater. The bulk of the images focuses on the Japanese Surrender Treaty Signing and the occupation of Tsingtao. There are also several medals in Box 2 that Kachmarsky earned during his service, including his Purple Heart. There are magazines, books, newspaper clippings, and postcards that illustrate life in the Marine Corps. Susan Ross Southgate’s ration book and Disney-themed War Bond have been removed from this location and relocated to Vertical File Manuscript Collections.

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Collection Size

.75 cubic feet

Publication Date

June 2022


World War II, Japan, Purple Heart, Tsingtao, Marine Corps


Military and Veterans Studies | Military History | United States History

Document Type

Finding Aid

MS-285: Corporal Anthony John Kachmarsky WWII Collection