Black Hawk County

T/5 Calvin C. Brandenburg


Brandenburg Is Killed in Action

Pvt. Calvin Brandenburg, 21, was killed Dec. 14 while serving with a medical corps unit in Germany, his mother, Mrs. Edward Brandenburg, 404 East Third street, had been advised Tuesday by the war department.

In service since March, 1943, he received his army training in North Carolina and had been overseas since Nov. 1, 1944.

Calvin Brandenburg was born Oct. 26, 1923, at Brandon, Ia., son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Brandenburg. His father is deceased.

He attended Brandon and Tripoli, Ia., schools and was graduated from Tripoli high school. He attended Iowa State Teachers college at Cedar Falls two years before entering service. He was a member of Tripoli Lutheran church.

Survivors include his mother, now employed at the Rath Packing Co.; an older brother, Ernest, in navy convoy duty in the Atlantic; and one sister, Enid, a teacher in the Boone, Ia., high school.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Tuesday, January 09, 1945, Page 1


The rank of Calvin Brandenburg, son of Mrs. Ed Brandenburg, 404 East Third street, who was killed in action Dec. 14 in Germany, was erroneously given as private in Tuesday’s Courier. He held he rank of technician fifth grade.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Thursday, January 11, 1945, Page 10

Three Bodies of War Dead Due Today

The bodies of three Waterloo boys will be among the 15 northeast Iowa veterans aboard the United States army transport Robert Burns which is scheduled to dock at New York City today, it was learned here yesterday.

The Waterloo veterans are:




Flanders, Pvt. Clifford A.

Eliza A. Flanders

221 Jefferson street

Stocks, Pfc. Clem

Mrs. Fonda Mae Stocks

520 Rhey street

Brandenburg, Tec 5 Calvin C.

Jennie E. Brandenburg

1707 Hawthorne street

The majority of these dead are being returned from Henri Chapelle military cemetery at Eupen, Belgium. Some are from the cemetery at St. Laurent-sur-Mer, 10 miles west of Bayeux, France. Included in the group are many men who fell on the furious D-Day assault on Omaha beach.

The dead will be buried in private or national cemeteries according to the wishes of next-of-kin.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Sunday, November 23, 1947, Page 11

Brandenburg’s Body to Reach Greene Saturday

Mrs. Ed Brandenburg, 1707 Hawthorne avenue, has received word that the body of her son, Technician Fifth Grade Calvin C. Brandenburg, will arrive at Greene, Ia., Saturday for services and burial.

Funeral services will be Monday at 1:30 p. m. at the Lutheran church in Greene and burial will be in the Greene cemetery.

Technician Brandenburg was killed Dec. 14, 1944, in Germany and has been awarded the Silver Star, the combat medal and the Bronze Star, posthumously.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Thursday, December 18, 1947, Page 21

Brandenburg Rites Conducted At Greene

Greene, Ia. – Body of Calvin Brandenburg, Greene’s first war dead was brought to Greene for permanent burial and services were Monday with Rev. E. A. Hanff of Tripoli officiating.

Military escort from Tripoli accompanied the body and military services were also conducted. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery in Greene

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Wednesday, December 24, 1947, Page 5