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.
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
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com
Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/