Bradley, Follet “Bill”.

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Bradley, Follet Bill, born on 12-02-1890 in Fort Omaha, Nebraska, was WWII commander of the First Air Force and the Air Force of the Eastern Theatre of Operations.  He with his wife Katharine Bradley had one son, Follet Bradley Jr and two daughters, Betty Sorte and Carol Savage. Follet Sr didn’t join the European battles of World War I.
He served in United States Navy as an Ensign from 1910 to 1912. He was then commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army Field Artillery in 1912 and served to the grade of Captain from 1912 to 1920, with duty in the Ordnance Department (1914-1917) and Aviation Section, Signal Corps (1917-1918). He transferred to the Air Service in July 1920. Bradley was a successively Commander, 3rd Bombardment Wing and III Bombardment Command, 1941-1942. Was representative of the President on a Military mission to the Soviet Union in 1942. Bradley, not so famous as Omar “Brad” Bradley the four star General
  was the Air Inspector, Headquarters, U.S. Army Air Force Headquarters, in 1943. Bradley again sent overseas on a special mission. He retired in April 1944 because of physical disability. Since then he had been assistant to the president of the Sperry Gyroscope Company. General Bradley held the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Distinguished Service Medal and the Silver Star and the Croix de Guerre with palm and bronze star.  His son Follet Bradley Jr., First Lieutenant, United States Army Air Corps, born 1916 died as an U.S. observer in Britain in a plane accident near Gallerick England on 22-06-1941 (see Bradley Jr..

Death and burial ground of Bradley, Follet Bill.

General Bradley died on 04-08-1952, at the age of 62, of heart failure, on 04-08-1952, in Mineola, New York. They, also his wife Lelita, who died age 79 in 1946, are buried, next to each other, with full military honours in Arlington National Cemetery, Section 1 and close by Major General, Commander Twelfth Armoured Division, Roderick Allen.
                   Follet Jr.

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