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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1915

Vol. VI
p1745
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(Born Mo.)

Omar N. Bradley

(Ap'd Mo.)

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(Omar Nelson Bradley, Born Feb. 2, 1893, Clark, MO.)a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Aug. 1, 1911, to June 12, 1915, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 14th Infantry.

Served: At Fort George Wright, Wash., Sept. 12, 1915, to May 10, 1916; at Douglas, Arizona, May 16 to June 21, 1916; at Nogales, Arizona, June 22 to

(First Lieut., 14th Infantry, July 1, 1916)

July 3, 1916; at Douglas, Arizona, July 4 to Sept. 20, 1916; at Yuma, Arizona, Sept. 21, 1916, to

(Captain, 14th Infantry, May 15, 1917)

May 21, 1917; at Vancouver Bks., Wash., May 25 to Nov. 16, 1917; at Camp Lewis, Wash., Nov. 16, 1917, to Jan. 25, 1918; at Butte, Montana, Jan. 26 to

(Major, Temporary, 14th Infantry, June 17, 1918)

Sept. 18, 1918; at Camp Dodge, Iowa, Sept. 25 to Dec. 11, 1918; at Camp Grant, Ill., Dec. 12, 1918, to ––––

Vol. VII
p1068
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Captain of Infantry, May 15, 1917.

Major, Temporary, of Infantry, June 17, 1918.

At Camp Grant, Ill., Dec. 12, 1918, to Aug. 28, 1919; at Minneapolis, Minn., on Reserve Officers' Training Corps duty, Sept. 1 to 8, 1919; at South Dakota State College on same duty, Sept. 10, 1919, to

Returned to Grade of Captain, Jan. 22, 1920.

Major of Infantry, July 1, 1920.

Sept. 11, 1920; at U. S. Military Academy, Instructor in Department of Mathematics, Sept. 13, 1920, to

Returned to Grade of Captain, Nov. 4, 1922.

Major of Infantry, June 25, 1924.

June 30, 1924; leave of absence, July 1, to Sept. 15, 1924; at Fort Benning, Ga., student officer, Advanced Course, Infantry School, Sept. 15, 1924, to May 31, 1925, when he was graduated; leave of absence and en route to Hawaii, June 1, to Sept. 8, 1925; at Schofield Bks., T. H., with 19th Infantry, Sept. 8, 1925, to Sept. 30,  p1069 1925; with 27th Infantry, Oct. 1, 1925, to June 9, 1927; Charge National Guard and Reserve Affairs, Headquarters Hawaiian Department, June 10, 1927, to May 24, 1928; leave of absence and en route to station, May 25, 1928, to Aug. 30, 1928; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., student officer, Command and General Staff School, Aug. 31, 1928, to July 2, 1929, when he was graduated; leave and en route to station, July 2, 1929, to July 31, 1929; at Fort Benning, Ga., duty at Infantry School, Aug. 1, 1929, to ––––

Vol. VIII
p292
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

(Maj. Inf., June 25, 1924.)

At Ft. Benning, Ga., Inf. School, Aug. 1, 1929 to July 13, 1933; on leave to Aug. 18, 1933; at Washington, D. C., student off., A. W. C., to June 26, 1934; at West Point, N. Y., Tactical Dept., U. S. M. A., June 30, 1934 to

(Lt.‑Col. Inf., June 26, 1936)

May 25, 1938; on leave to May 31, 1938; at Washington, D. C., W. D. G. S., to ––––

Vol. IX
p193
[Supplement, Vol. IX: 1940‑1950]

Military History: —

(Lt Col Inf 26 Jun 36)

Washington DC, WDGS, C Opns Br G‑1, 1 Jun 38–30 Jun 40; Asst Secy GS, OC/S, WD,

(Brig Gen AUS 20 Feb 41)

‑23 Feb 41; Ft Benning Ga, Comdt TIS, 5 Mar 41‑

(Maj Gen AUS 15 Feb 42)

17 Feb 42; Cp Claiborne La, CG 82 Inf Div, 19 Feb–26 Jun 42; Cp Livingston La, Cp Gordon Fla, CG 28 Inf Div, –16 Feb 43; NATO, Personal Rep in the field for CG NATO, 24 Feb–6 Mar 43; Dpty Comdr, 2 Corps ‑15 Apr 43; CG 2 Corps in Northern Tunisia, ‑9 May 43; CG 2 Corps, No Africa and Sicily, 11 May‑

(Lt Gen AUS 2 Jun 43)

(Brig Gen 1 Sep 43)

7 Sep 43; traveling in conjunction with organization First US Army Staff, ‑20 Oct 43; ETO, England, France and Germany, CG First US Army, (CG First US Army Gp, in addition to duties as CG First US Army, 19 Oct 43–14 Jul 44; CG Twelfth Army Gp, in addition to duties as CG First US Army, ‑1 Aug 44) 1 Aug 44; CG Twelfth Army Gp

(Maj Gen 8 Sep 44)

(Gen AUS 12 Mar 45)

(3DSM Navy DSM SS 2LM BSM)

12 Jul 45; Washington DC, Admr of Veterans Affairs, 15 Aug 45–30 Nov 47; C/S Designate, US Army, ‑6 Feb 48; C/S US Army, DA,

(Gen. 31 Jan 49 w/rk from 12 Mar 45)

‑15 Aug 49; Chrm of the JCS, Dept of Def, ––––

Grand Cross of Ouissam Alaouite (Morocco); Knight Commander of the Bath (awarded to him by the King of England); Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor (France); Croix de Guerre w/ Palm (France); Grand Cross of the Order of the Crown (Belgium); Croix de Guerre w/ Palm (Belgium); Russian Order of Suvarov 1st degree (given to him by Marshal Koniev); Order of Kutuzov 1st degree (awarded to him by Stalin); Grand Cross of Couronne de Chene (Luxembourg); Croix de Guerre (Luxembourg);  p194 Member of the Order of Orange-Nassau (Netherlands); Cross of 1939 (Czechoslovakia)

Hon Degrees: D Mil Sc St John's U, 46; LL D Drury Coll, 46; LL D U of Mo, 46; LL D U of Ill, 47; LL D Harvard U, 47; LL D NYU, 47; LL D Dartmouth Coll, 47; LL D Northwestern U, 47; D Human Lit Birmingham-Southern Coll, 47; LL D Princeton U, 48; LL D U of Wis, 48; LL D U of Calif, 48; LL D Columbia U, 49; D Sc Lafayette Coll, 49; LL D Hamilton Coll, 49; LL D Trinity Coll, 49; D Engr RPI, 50; LL D Texas A and M Coll, 50

Died, Apr. 8, 1981, at New York, NY: Aged 89.b

Portrait and obituary may be viewed by request to
West Point Association of Graduates.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


Thayer's Notes:

a Gen. Bradley's birthplace is from multiple contemporaneous print sources.

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b Gen. Bradley died after the publication of Vol. IX (1950), the most recent volume of the Supplements to Cullum's Register available to me, which may also be the most recent volume in the public domain. The date and place of his death are from a placeholder page at the West Point Association of Graduates.


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