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Bradley, Ernest Alvin

Name and Rank in, Corporal Ernest Alvin Bradley.

Unit/Placed in, 27th Bomber Squadron, 30th Bomber Group.(Heavy).


Ernest was born approx. on May. 7, 1925 in Wilson County, North Carolina.

Father, Roland B. Bradley (1988).

Mother, Mildred E.. (Boyd) Reed ( 1969).

Siblings, no record available.


He enlisted  the service in north Carolina with serial number no record.


Ernest was a Ball Turret Gunner on a B-24 in the 27th Bomber Squadron.


Ernest‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-24  were,

2nd Lt.         James R. Pagan                Pilot

2nd Lt.         Johnnie W. Grant              Co-Pilot

2nd Lt.         David K. Shelledy              Navigator

2nd Lt.         Walter J. Chilsen               Bombardier

Cpl.              Calvin C. Bryant               Engineer

Cpl.              Lauren M. Hetland            Radio Operator

Cpl.              Aden D. Staley                  Ass. Engineer

Cpl.              William C. Little                Ass. Radio Operator

Cpl.              Ernest A. Bradley              Ball Turret Gunner

Cpl.              Frank A. Maressa              Gunner

Capt.            John E. Bowers                 Passenger


Ernest was Killed in Action when his plane was hit by AA and he ditched/crashed between Saipan, Mariana Islands, on Jan.24, 1945, and he is honored with the Purple Heart.


Ernest is buried at Van Buren Cemetery, Van Buren, Grant County, Indiana.

Ernest also has a Memorial Grave at Maplewood Cemetery, Wilson, Wilson County, North Carolina.


Thanks to

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com and ww2-europe.com.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org


Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

30th Bomber Group
27th Bomber Squadron
B-24 Bombing 500 Pounders on Iwo Jima
East Field Saipan
Ernest Alvin Bradley
His rank Corporal
DAYTON, Ohio -- 30th Bomb Group plaque in Memorial Park at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.
Phosphoru boms burst over Iwo Jima