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Gerald Clark Brant, American army officer. Member American Legion.


Brant, Gerald Clark was born on June 29, 1880 in Chariton, Iowa, United States. Son of Clark Thompson and Sarah Ellen (Matson) Brant.


Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1904, School of the Line, 1921, General staff schedul, 1922, Army War College, 1923.


Commissioned Second lieutenant cavalry, 1904, and promoted through all grades to major general, 1941. Commandant Pennsylvania Military College, 1911-1913. Served on Mexican border, later in Philippines, 1913-1917.

Transferred to air service, 1917. Chief of operations and assistant director military aeronautics, 1918. War Department General Staff, 1923-1927.

Executive officer to assistant secretary of war, 1927. Commanding officer 18th Wing Air Corps, 1930-1934. Commanding general 3d Wing, Air Force, 1935-1937, 2d Wing, Air Force, 1937-1938.

Commandant Air Corps Tehcnical Schools, 1938-1940. Commanding general Gulf Coast Training Center, 1940-1941. Commanding Newfoundland base, 1941-1943.

Commanding general, Air Force Gulf Coast Training Center from January 1943. Retired May 1944.


Member American Legion. Clubs: Army and Navy, Bohemian, Camp Fire (New York).


Married Ethel Cushing, June 18, 1904 (divorced 1927).; married second, Elizabeth Daingerfield Jackson, May 25, 1928. Children: Gerald Clark, Virginia Cushing Freeman, Philip Delano.

Clark Thompson Brant

Sarah Ellen (Matson) Brant

Ethel Cushing

Elizabeth Daingerfield Jackson

Gerald Clark Brant

Virginia Cushing Freeman Brant

Philip Delano Brant