William Scharbach was born in Slippery Rock, PA on April 11, 1923, to Floyd and Elsie Jenkins Scharbach. He served as a member of the U.S. Army Air Corps with distinction in World War II as a flight navigator on Mosquito aircraft.
Bill married Mary Lucille Brooks, who preceded him in death on Oct. 15, 2016. He worked at General Electric in Cleveland, OH, for 21 years until his retirement in 1983 at the age of 60. Bill and Lucille then moved to Fairfield Glade, TN, where he enjoyed playing golf. Above all, Bill loved spending time with his family. Bill passed away on May 19, 2019, at Port Clinton, OH, after a full life. Bill was laid to rest at the Slippery Rock Cemetery alongside his wife, Lucille.
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The 25th Bombardment Group (Reconnaissance) was constituted in the days after D-Day and activated in England in August 1944 to carry out photographic and mapping missions over mainland Europe as the Allied armies pushed east. The Group were designated...