Gerrish, Thornton Jr.

Thornton Gerrish U.S. Army WWII
Thornton Gerrish U.S. Army Air Corps WWII

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Date of Birth: 12/26/1913
Died On: 1/9/1984 Last Residence: 10580, Rye, Westchester, New York
Street Address: 25 Seneca Street
Service Number: 32340212
Branch of Service: U.S. Army Air Corps -WWII

Veteran Code: USARMY-231

Thornton Gerrish

Thornton Gerrish was born on December 26, 1913, in Brooklyn, New York, to Madeline Broun, age 34, and Thornton Gerrish, age 34. In Rye his family lived at 25 Seneca Street and were members of Christ's Church.

Thornton enlisted in 1942 and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps on May 20, 1942, in New York City, New York, during World War II. He was 28 years old.

He was promoted to the grade of Captain in the Army of the United States, at the First Military Air Transport Command Group, Stockton Field, Calif,

Capt. Gerrish was classification officer at Stockton Field since April when that former central California AAF pilot school was converted to a Military Air Transport Base. Previously he served a tour of duty in the ATC Caribbean Division as adjutant of Waller Field, Trinidad. After his return to the United States in September 1944, Capt. Gerrish was named adjutant of the former A.TC Domestic Division headquarters in New York City.

He was originally commissioned second lieutenant on August 11, 1942 in the classification section of tie Adjutant General's Officer Candidate School. Fort Washington, MD. Before entering the Army in 1942, Capt. Gerrish was associated with Muir & Co., advertising. New York City, Be attended Princeton University and the Loomis School.

Thornton married Marilyn Peterson on May 15, 1948, in Rye, New York. Thee had one child during their marriage.

He spent his career in advertising and for many years he wrote a sports column under the pseudonym "The Old Sport"

Thornton Gerrish died on January 9, 1984, in Rye, New York, at the age of 70.

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