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Bradley, James Lester (1901-1957)

Bradley commanded 96 Division from its activation on 15 August 1942 through the end of the war. He led the division at Leyte and Okinawa.

96 Division was given some of the most difficult assignments during the Okinawa campaign, and the stress seems to have impaired Bradley's health.

Service record

1901-5-18

Born
1914
Second lieutenant     
Graduates from West Point. Participates in Vera Cruz Expedition with 19 Regiment.
1916-7-1
First lieutenant

1917-5-15
Captain

1917-6-1

57 Regiment
1918-6-17
Major

1925

Command and General Staff School
1930

Army War College
1932

Instructor, Command and General Staff School
1940
Colonel     
Assistant chief of staff, 4 Army
1940

Chief of staff, 4 Army
1941-9
Brigadier general    

1942-6
Major general     
1942-8-15     

Commander, 96 Division
1947

Retires
1957-7-30    

Drowns in his daughter's swimming pool

References

Cullum (1920; accessed 2010-3-25)

Lodi News-Sentinel (1957-7-31; accessed 2010-3-25)

Stanton (2006)

Taaffe (2011)


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