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Charles Philip Gross, American military officer. Decorated Purple Heart; Army of Occupation in Germany medal; 2d Marine Nicaraguan Campaign medal; Victory medal (World War I); Presidential Medal of Merit (Nicaragua), Legion of Merit, Distinguished Service Medal, Commander Order of British Empire. Honorary member American Society C.E.; member American Society of Mechanical Engineers.


Gross, Charles Philip was born on March 14, 1889 in Brooklyn, New York, United States. Son of Frederick Charles and Elizabeth (Stoetzer) Gross.


Mechanical Engineering, Cornell Univercity, 1910. Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1914. Graduate Engineer School, 1916, Command and General staff schedul, 1927, Army War College, 1932.


Colonel John S. B. Dick), Dorothea Katherine (wife of Lieutenant Colonel Walter Swank), John Edward, Nancy Ellen (wife of Captain Heston Cole), Sheldon Harley. Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Army, June 12, 1914, and advanced through the grades to major general, August 1942. With 2d battalion engineers, 1914-1915.

Commanded 318th Engineers, American Expeditionary Force (Gerardmer Sector and Meuse Argonne), World War I. Engineer Sixth Army Corps., 1941. General Staff, G-4, transportation, 1941.

Became chief of transportation Army Service Forces, War Department, 1941. On Harriman Mission to London and Moscow 1941. Member combined staff conferences in London, 1942.

Duty at Combined Chiefs of Staff Conferences, Washington, Quebec, Malta, Yalta and Potsdam. Chairman Board of Transportation, New York New York, 1945-1947. Chief Transport Group, O.M.G.U.S., 1948.

Military Governor, Wuerttemberg, Baden, 1949. Land commissioner Wuerttemberg, Baden, 1949-1952.


Member combined staff conferences in London, 1942. Club: Army and Navy (Washington, District of Columbia).


Married Eleanore Marion Hubach, June 30, 1914. Children: Lucy Helen (wife of Lieutenant.

Frederick Charles Gross

Elizabeth (Stoetzer) Gross

Eleanore Marion Hubach

Lucy Helen (wife of Lt Gross