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Frank D Bradford II

Military

Assigned to 338FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 1 x destroyed and 1 x damaged. Lost whilst strafing a train (crashed into ground) twenty miles east of Frankfurt, Germany. Killed in action (KIA). 17-Feb-45.

Awards: AM (4OLC), PH.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 55th Fighter Group

    55th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 55th Fighter Group were the first P-38 Lightning Group to go fully operational from England. The pilots flew long-range escort missions for bombers flying over occupied Europe and racked up 'kills' of their own by destroying enemy aircraft in...

  • 338th Fighter Squadron

Associated Place

  • Wormingford

    Military site : airfield
    Wormingford was a Royal Flying Corps/RAF anti-Zeppelin aircraft Landing Ground First World War, rebuilt for the Eighth Air Force 1942-43. It was a Ninth Air Force base from 1943-44, and home to the 362nd Fighter Group. Switching back to the Eighth Air...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Santa Clara County, CA, USA 1922
Lived in Stanislaus County, CA, USA 1941
Enlisted Pasadena, CA, USA 5 May 1942
Based Wormingford 3 September 1944 – 17 February 1945

Assigned to 338FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Wormingford, UK 16 October 1944

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

E/A Destroyed Frankfurt, Germany 24 December 1944

Fw190 destroyed (air) E/Frankfurt. 24-Dec-44.

E/A Damaged Frankfurt, Germany 24 December 1944

Fw190 damaged (air) E/Frankfurt. 24-Dec-44.

Promotion Wormingford, UK 7 February 1945

Promoted to Captain.

Killed in Action (KIA) Frankfurt, Germany 17 February 1945

Lost whilst strafing a train (crashed into ground) twenty miles east of Frankfurt, Germany. Killed in action (KIA). 17-Feb-45.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 March 2017 18:36:31 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/84986210_frank_d%20snd%20bradford/details/
https://www.fold3.com/image/311039370/?terms=Frank%20D%20Bradford
http://www.cieldegloire.com/014_bradford_f_d.php
http://www.station131.co.uk/55th/Pilots/338th%20Pilots/Bradford%20Frank%...

Date Contributor Update
27 July 2016 10:39:17 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and events
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- Combat Chronology;
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

Date Contributor Update
14 July 2016 10:39:52 Ben1705 Changes to events
Sources

Changes to Events as where he was promoted had no date or place

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:59 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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