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army officer.

Claude Martin Thiele, American army officer. Member Seal and Serpent Society; Club: Army and Navy (Washington).


Thiele, Claude Martin was born on September 25, 1888 in Danville, Kentucky, United States. Son of Edward B. and Emma L. (Hodges) Thiele.


C.E., Cornell Univercity, 1911. Coast Artillery School, 1924, Command and General staff schedul, 1924-1925, Army War College, 1931-1932.


Commissioned Second lieutenant, C.A.C., United States Army, 1911, advanced through ranks to brigadier general, 1941. Served Adjunct General’s Department, France, Germany, 1919-1923. War Department General Staff, 1932-1936.

Commissioned 63d C.A. (anti-aircraft) and Fort MacArthur, 1936-1938. On staff of commanding general and United States High Commissioner, Philippines, 1938-1940. Commander 77th C.A., 34th C.A. Brigade, Fort Bragg, 1941.

Anti-aircraft Region Norfolk, Anti-aircraft Command European Theater of Operations, 1942. Anti-aircraft officer E.T.O., 1943. Anti-aircraft officer 12th Army Group, 1944-1945.

Commanding general, American University, Shrivenham, England, 1945. Commanding general United Kingdom Base. Senior army instructor N.M.N.G., 1947-1948.

Retired, 1948; recalled to active duty Office of Army Field Forces, 1949.


Member Seal and Serpent Society. Club: Army and Navy (Washington).


Married Ethel A. Wilson, June 25, 1913.

Edward B. Thiele

Emma L. (Hodges) Thiele

Ethel A. Wilson