Clarke, Bruce C. (Bruce Cooper), 1901-1988

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Bruce Cooper Clarke (1901-1988) was born in Adams, New York. After graduating from West Point in 1925, he commissioned with the Army Corps of Engineers. In 1940 he graduated from Command and General Staff School. During World War II, he served as combat commander in the 7th and 4th Armored Divisions. He made brigadier general in November 1944. From 1945 to 1948, he was a staff officer at the headquarters of the Army Ground Forces. During the Korean War, he was commanding general of the 1st Armored Division, from 1951 to 1953, and the I Corps in 1953. After the war, his held the position of commanding general for the U.S. Army Pacific, from 1954 to 1956, the Seventh Army, from 1956 to 1958, and the Continental Army Command, from 1958 to 1960. He became Commander in Chief of the U.S. Army in Europe in 1960. He retired as a general in 1962. His awards included the Distinguished Service Cross, three Distinguished Service Medals, three Silver Stars, the Legion of Merit, and three Bronze Starts.

From the description of Clarke, Bruce C. (Bruce Cooper), 1901-1988 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10570653

Bruce Cooper Clarke (1901-1988) was commander of Continental Army Command from 1958-1960; of U.S. Army Europe from 1960-1962; and of U.S. Army Pacific from December 1954 to April 1956. Among his many awards are the Distinguished Service Cross, Bronze Star, and Legion of Merit.

From the guide to the Bruce C. Clarke Papers, 1960-1965, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

Bruce Cooper Clarke was a United States (U.S.) Army officer. He was a colonel, Combat Command A, 4th Armored Division; brigadier general, Combat Command B, 7th Armored Division; assistant commander, 7th Armored Division; commander, 4th and 1st Armored Divisions; major general, I Corps; lieutenant general, commanded X Corps Group; deputy commander, 8th Army; commanded U.S. Army, Pacific; commander, 7th Army; commander, U.S. Continental Army Command; general, commander, U.S. Army in Europe.

From the description of The Bruce Cooper Clarke papers, 1901-1970. (US Army, Mil Hist Institute). WorldCat record id: 48039010

General, United States Army.

From the description of Bruce Cooper Clarke papers, 1944-1970. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754869832

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General, United States Army.

From the guide to the Bruce Cooper Clarke papers, 1944-1970, (Hoover Institution Archives)

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referencedIn Records of the Office of the Secretary of the Army. 1903 - 2007. Audio Recordings from the "Army Hour" Program Series. 1956 - 1972. THE ARMY HOUR
referencedIn Harry S. Truman Library Oral History Collection. 1960 - 2005. Oral History Interviews. 1960 - 2005. Oral History Interview with Bruce C. Clarke
referencedIn Hill, Ralph G. The Ralph G. Hill papers, 1984-1990. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. Congessmen visiting Germany, US Seventh Army Tank Training Center, Vilseck, Germany
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. Operation look-see, Germany
creatorOf Mather, George R. The George R. Mather papers, 1965-1971. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. FRANCIS CARDINAL SPELLMAN VISITS 5TH RCT, KOREA
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Secretary of the Army. 1903 - 2007. Audio Recordings from the "Army Hour" Program Series. 1956 - 1972. THE ARMY HOUR
referencedIn John Shirley Wood Papers, 1917-1967 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. Nike Hercules Operation Zurf, White Sands, New Mexico ; Gen. Bruce C. Clarke's activities, Washington D.C. ; National day of prayer, Protestant services, Washington, D.C. ; Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington D.C. ; Swearing of Secretary of Navy and Deputy Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C. ; Swearing in of Assistant Secretaries, Washington, D.C. National Archives at College Park
creatorOf Bruce C. Clarke Papers, 1960-1965 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. CONSTRUCTION OF AFAK ORPHANAGE, SEOUL, KOREA
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. Congressmen visiting Germany, US Seventh Army Tank Training Center, Vilseck, Germany
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. Activation of 1st ROK Army, Inje, Korea National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. Armed Forces Day activities, Honolulu, Oahu, The Hawaiian Islands
referencedIn Morris, Toby. Toby Morris photograph collection, 1947-1961. Museum of the Great Plains
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. DEPARTURE OF LT. GEN. RUEBEN E. JENKINS, X US CORPS, KOREA National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. Operation look-see, Germany
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. ACTIVATION OF THE 1ST ROK FIELD ARMY, XTH CORPS HEADQUARTERS, KWANDERI VALLEY, KOREA
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Secretary of the Army. 1903 - 2007. Audio Recordings from the "Army Hour" Program Series. 1956 - 1972. THE ARMY HOUR
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. CONSTRUCTION OF AFAK ORPHANAGE, SEOUL, KOREA
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. Sec of Defense Neil H McElroy in Germany ; A Christmas gift ; USAREUR football finals ; New tape relay center at Pirmasens ; Bear Facts
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. AIR FORCE AND ARMY CHIEFS 0F STAFF AT LANGLEY AFB, VIRGINIA National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. ACTIVATION OF THE 1ST ROK FIELD ARMY, XTH CORPS HEADQUARTERS, KWANDERI, KOREA
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. WAR MEMORIAL CEREMONY, KWANDERI VALLEY, KOREA
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. CONSTRUCTION OF AFAK ORPHANAGE, SEOUL, KOREA
referencedIn Military Order of the World Wars (Austin Chapter). Military Order of the World Wars (Austin Chapter) Records, 1941-1945, 1960-1986 University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Hasbrouck, Robert W. (Robert Wilson), 1896-. The Robert W. Hasbrouck papers, 1944-1989. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
referencedIn United States. Army. Armored Division, 3rd. Band. Armor, the Third Armored Division Band papers, 1959-1998. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
creatorOf Clarke, Bruce C. (Bruce Cooper), 1901-1988. Bruce Cooper Clarke papers, 1944-1970. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. Activation of 1st ROK Army, Inje, Korea National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Delaval, Maurice. Maurice Delaval photograph collection. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. Congessmen visiting Germany, US Seventh Army Tank Training Center, Vilseck, Germany
creatorOf Bruce Cooper Clarke papers, 1944-1970 Hoover Institution Archives
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. Press conference V corps HQ (Sec. of the Army Wilber M. Brucker), Frankfurt, Germany
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. Operation look-see, Germany
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. BIG SLAM/PUERTO PINE, MARCH 1960 National Archives at College Park
creatorOf Clarke, Bruce C. (Bruce Cooper), 1901-1988. The Bruce Cooper Clarke papers, 1901-1970. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
referencedIn Military Order of the World Wars (Austin Chapter) Records 84-240; 85-003; 85-045; 85-258; 86-039; 87-116., 1941-1945, 1960-1986 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
referencedIn Fox Movietone News Collection. 1957 - 1963. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 1957 - 1963. Movietone News, Vol. 44, No. 71
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. Congessmen visiting Germany, US Seventh Army Tank Training Center, Vilseck, Germany
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. LONG THRUST II
creatorOf Clarke, Bruce C. (Bruce Cooper), 1901-. Miscellaneous papers. Jacksonville University, Carl S. Swisher Library
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. Activation of 1st ROK Army, Inje, Korea National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. Dedication of the Epinal American Cemetery, Epinal, France ; Army anniversary day with the 11th Airborne Division, Augsburg, Germany
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associatedWith Delaval, Maurice. person
associatedWith Hasbrouck, Robert W. (Robert Wilson), 1896- person
associatedWith Hill, Ralph G. person
associatedWith Konev, I. S. (Ivan Stepanovich), 1897- person
associatedWith Mather, George R. person
associatedWith Military Order of the World Wars (Austin Chapter) corporateBody
associatedWith Morris, Toby. person
associatedWith North Atlantic Treaty Organization. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. Armored Division, 3rd. Band. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army Officers. corporateBody
associatedWith Wood, John Shirley, 1888-1966 person
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France
Soviet Union
United States
Belgium
Germany
Subject
Korean War 1950-1953--Campaigns
World War, 1939-9145--Campaigns
Command of troops
Military engineering
Military art and science
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns
Military history
Occupation
Generals
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Birth 1901-04-29

Death 1988-03-17

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