Bradley, Jack Tarlton, Col

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1021A-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1950-1951, AAF MOS 1065, 1st Fighter Group
Service Years
1942 - 1962
Officer Collar Insignia
Colonel

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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Brownwood, Texas
Last Address
Brownwood, Texas

Date of Passing
Jul 04, 2000
 
Location of Interment
Eastlawn Memorial Park - Early, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Lot 2 GARDEN OF MEMORIES

 Official Badges 

Air Force Commander Air Force Retired


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Air Ace American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal


 Military Association Memberships
American Fighter Aces Association
  2016, American Fighter Aces Association


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
In WWII he was credited with destroying 15 or 17 (depending on source) enemy aircraft in aerial combat and damaging 13.  He was also credited with 3 probable victories. He scored his victories from Dec 1943 as a 1st Lt. to Mar 1945 as a Lt. Col.

His DSC citation:
Awarded for actions during World War II
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Major (Air Corps) Jack T. Bradley, United States Army Air Forces, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Pilot of a P-51 Fighter Airplane in the 353d Fighter Squadron, 354th Fighter Group, NINTH Air Force, in aerial combat against enemy forces on 28 May 1944, during an air mission over Germany. On this date while leading his squadron of fighter airplanes in escort of a large bomber formation attacking a highly important and exceedingly well defended target deep within Germany, Major Bradley observed a large group of enemy fighters about to attack the bombers. Without hesitation he directed his forces to give maximum protection to the bombers and, although under repeated attack himself, dived fearlessly into the midst of the enemy formation and personally destroyed two enemy airplanes while his squadron accounted for ten. The enemy attack was so completely disorganized, that not a single enemy airplane reached the bombers. The outstanding heroism and skill displayed by Major Bradley on this occasion reflect highest credit upon himself, the 9th Air Force, and the United States Army Air Forces.

General Orders: Headquarters, U.S. Strategic Forces in Europe, General Orders No. 73 (1944)

Action Date: 28-May-44

Service: Army Air Forces

Rank: Major

Company: 353d Fighter Squadron

Regiment: 354th Fighter Group

Division: 9th Air Force

   
Other Comments:
Sources:
http://www.cieldegloire.com/014_bradley_j_t.php
http://www.cieldegloire.com/fg_354.php
http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=23020
http://www.olarmyjoel.com/Wall%20of%20Service/jackbradley.htm
http://www.texasarchive.org/library/index.php?title=The_Lt._Col._ 
   
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Aviation Cadet Flight SchoolUS Air Force354th Fighter Group353rd Fighter Squadron
1st Fighter Group
  1942-1942, AAF MOS 770, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1943-1944, AAF MOS 1055, 353rd Fighter Squadron
  1943-1944, AAF MOS 1055, 354th Fighter Group
  1944-1944, Air Force Bases/ Installations
  1944-1944, AAF MOS 1065, 353rd Fighter Squadron
  1944-1945, AAF MOS 1065, 354th Fighter Group
  1950-1951, AAF MOS 1065, 1st Fighter Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1945 World War II
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Northern France Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Central Europe Campaign (1945)
 Colleges Attended 
Howard Payne University
  1939-1941, Howard Payne University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-39 Airacobra  P-51/F-51 Mustang  F-80/P-80 Shooting Star  F-86 Sabre  
  1943-1943, P-39 Airacobra
  1943-1945, P-51/F-51 Mustang1
  1946-1949, F-80/P-80 Shooting Star
  1949-1955, F-86 Sabre
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