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Mark Edward Bradley
Birth: Dec. 10, 1907
Clemson
Pickens County
South Carolina, USA
Death: May 22, 1999
Riverside
Riverside County
California, USA

US Air Force General. He was a former Commander-in-Chief of the US Air Force Logistics Command (now Air Force Materiel Command). After graduating from Clemson High School in Clemson, South Carolina, he attended Clemson A&M College and in July 1926 entered the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, graduating in June 1930, and received a commission as a 2nd lieutenant of Field Artillery. In 1931 he graduated from flying school in Texas and received his pilot wings and was assigned to the US Army Air Corps. His first assignment was at Selfridge Field (now Selfridge Air National Guard Base), Michigan, where he served as a fighter pilot in the 27th Pursuit Squadron. In 1934 he graduated from the Air Corps Technical School and was assigned to the 18th Pursuit Group at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. In July 1938 he graduated from the Engineering School at Wright Field (now Wright-Patterson Air Force Base), Ohio and was assigned to the Flight Test Section as a test pilot. Soon afterward, he became a P-47 project officer, a project officer in the Pursuit Branch of the Materiel Division, chief of the Fighter Branch, and chief of the Flight Test Section. In January 1945 he was sent to the European Theater where he performed duty as the deputy commanding officer of the 1st Tactical Air Force Service Command. In May 1945 he was transferred to the Pacific Theater and assigned to the Fifth Air Force in the Philippines, becoming chief of staff in October 1945, on its subsequent move to Japan. In February 1946 he assumed command of the 301st Fighter Wing on Okinawa where he remained for eight months. In November 1946 he was assigned to the Armed Forces Staff College at Norfolk, Virginia, as assistant director of the its Plans and Operations Division. In April 1948 he returned to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio and was appointed to the Air Materiel Command's Directorate of Procurement and Industrial Planning as deputy director, becoming director of procurement and production in July 1951. In April 1953 he was named the assistant chief of staff for materiel, US Air Forces in Europe (USAFE), with headquarters in Wiesbaden, Germany. In August of that year he became the deputy commander in chief and chief of staff at USAFE. He returned to the US in July 1956 and was appointed the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Materiel at Headquarters US Air Force, Washington, DC, becoming the Deputy Chief of Staff for materiel in June 1959. In 1961 his position was re-designated the Deputy Chief of Staff for Systems and Logistics. On July 1, 1962, he became Commander-in Chief of Air Force Logistics Command, headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, with concurrent promotion to the rank of general. He retired from this position on August 1, 1965 with 35 years of continued active military service. Among his military decorations and awards include the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star with one oak leaf cluster, the Air Medal, the French Croix de Guerre, the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon. A command pilot, he flew six combat missions during World War II for a total of 32 combat hours. After retirement, he became an executive vice-president of the Garrett Corporation. He died at the age of 92. (bio by: William Bjornstad) 
 
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  Alice C. Newman Bradley (1910 - 1990)*
 
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Burial:
United States Military Academy Post Cemetery
West Point
Orange County
New York, USA
Plot: Section XXIV, Row I, Grave 215
 
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Originally Created by: Bill Heneage
Record added: May 12, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6412476
Mark Edward Bradley
Added by: William Bjornstad
 
Mark Edward Bradley
Added by: Bill Heneage
 
Mark Edward Bradley
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