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Clarke M. Brandt collection

 Collection — Container: Oral History Transcript/ Publications
Identifier: 02-02.0458

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

Permission to publish, exhibit, or broadcast works from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience must be requested and granted in writing by the director of the Institute. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Institute on World War II as the owner of the physical items and the copyright holder. Possession of a copy of an item does not constitute permission to publish, exhibit, or broadcast it. The Institute on World War II and the Human Experience reserves the right to refuse permission to individuals and publishers who have not complied with its policies. Permission fees must be paid before images are provided. Please contact the director of the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience for current publication and duplication rates.

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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Clarke M. Brandt collection
Craig Whittington
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Part of the Institute on WWII and the Human Experience Repository