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Clarke M. Brandt collection

 Collection — Container: 02.0458 - Box 1
Identifier: 02.0458

Scope and Contents

The collection of Clarke M. Brandt contains an oral history transcript and various publications about army life during World War II. In it are examples such as George (Bob) Caron who was a tail gunner on the "Enola Gay" B-29 Bomber. The oral history includes Caron's eyewitness account of the bomb being dropped on Hiroshima. Also included are pamphlets and newsletters including "War Buddies," which covers the relationship between a soldier and his canine companion through his years as a member of the US Marine Corps. "War Buddies" is written by Earle Welch and Dick Roberts.


  • Created: 1939-2003
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1943
  • Other: Date acquired: 10/29/2002


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical or Historical Information

Clarke M. Brandt was born on September 21, 1932, in Council Bluffs, Iowa.  He lived in several southwestern Iowa towns during his early years.  His father was a member of the U. S. Army Reserve and was called to active duty in 1940.  For the next nine years, Brandt followed his father from army duty station to duty station.  He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, New Mexico.
Brandt was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U. S. Army on June 2, 1953.  He spent the next 28 years in the Army which included tours in Alaska, Korea, Vietnam, and West Germany.  He was awarded the Combat Medical Badge in Vietnam.  In 1972, the Army sent him to the University of Northern Colorado to obtain a master's degree in education.  He retired from active military duty on May 1, 1981, at which time he was awarded the Legion of Merit.  Since his retirement, he has been a full-time instructor at the Army Education Center, Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Aurora, Colorado.


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Custodial History

Transferred from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience to FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives in July 2022.

Source of Acquisition

Clarke M. Brandt

Method of Acquisition


Clarke M. Brandt collection
Craig Whittington
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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