|Death: ||Apr. 4, 1944|
William served as a 2nd Lt. and pilot of P-47D Thunderbolt (#42-22449), 29th Base Headquarters Squadron, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.
He was serving at the Bradley Field, Windsor Locks, Connecticut at the time of his passing.
He resided in Erie County, New York prior to the war.
William died in the "Line Of Duty" of a non-battle related incident during the war.
Service # O-821658
Oswego Palladium, April 5, 1944
Lieut. William J. Bradt, 23, US Army Air Corps, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold F. Bradt of Buffalo, former Oswegonians, was killed when his airplane burst into flames and crashed near Franklin Massachusetts Tuesday. News of Lieut Bradt's death was received late yesterday by Oswego relatives.
New dispatches state that Lieut Bradt was on a routine training flight at the time of the fatal accident. The cause was not stated. Pilot of a Thunderbolt plane, Lieut Bradt was commissioned in the Air Force at Napier Field Ala in February 1944 at the same time that is engagement to Miss Betty Jane Augustine of Buffalo was announced.
Lieut Bradt was a graduate of the Wharton School of Finance, Philadelphia Pa in February 1943 and was called into active service last April, having previously served in enlisted reserve. He received his training at Maxwell field, Ala and at Avon Park, Fla, before being commissioned. He was a graduate of St. Mary's parochial school, Buffalo and of Canistus High School, that city, before entering college.
( Article found by: Anne Cady )
Created by: Russ Pickett
Record added: Jun 16, 2012
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