Gustav Henry Franke, American army officer. Awarded Victory medal with 4 bars, Croix de Guerre with silver star, Mexican Border Service Ribbon, Army Commendation Ribbon. member War Department Dependency Board, March 1943; Member Scabbard and Blade, Omicron Delta Kappa.
Franke, Gustav Henry was born on September 7, 1888 in Manning, Iowa, United States. Son of Gustav Henry and Dorathea (Pevestorf) Franke.
Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1911. Student Field Artillery Class, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, 1924-1925. Distinguished graduated from Command and General staff schedul, 1926, Army War College, 1937.
Commissioned Second lieutenant, Coast Artillery Corps, June 13, 1911. Transferred to Field Artillery, January 13, 1917. Promoted through grades to colonel, March 1, 1940.
Appointed major general, United States Army, April 17, 1942. Served in P.I., 1912-1915. Instructor in mathematics, United States Military Academy, 1915-1917.
With 1st Division and at General Headquarters, France, July-December 1918. Professor military science and tactics, Colorado Agricultural and Mech. College, 1922-1924; general staff and acting corps area engineer, 4th Corps Area, Atlanta, Georgia., 1927-1931.
Professor military science and tactics, Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1931-1936. Commander 2d Field Artillery, Panama, 1937-1940. Post executive, Fort Bragg, January-May 1941.
Commander Field Artillery Replacement Center, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, May-August 1941, artillery, 6th Division, August 1941-April 1942, 81st Division, April-August 1942. Member War Department Dependency Board, March 1943. Retired for physical disability, January 1, 1944.
Member War Department Dependency Board, March 1943. Member Scabbard and Blade, Omicron Delta Kappa. Clubs: Army and Navy (Washington).
Married Mildred Dixon McKee, March 12, 1912. Children: Mildred McKee (Mistress Edwin H. Kerrison, Junior.