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Bradley, Omar Nelson

Date of birth:
February 12th, 1893 (Clark/Missouri, United States)
Date of death:
April 8th, 1981 (New York City/New York, United States)
Buried on:
Arlington National Cemetery
Service number:
0-3807
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

Reached the rank of General of the Army.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major General
Unit:
II US Corps, U.S. Army
Awarded on:
1943
Major General Omar Nelson Bradley (ASN: 0-3807), United States Army, was awarded the Army Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War II.
With three oak leaf clusters

War Department, General Orders No. 2
Distinguished Service Medal - Army (DSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant General
Unit:
First US Army, U.S. Army
Awarded on:
1944
Distinguished Service Medal - Army (DSM)
War Department, General Orders No. 57

Received as Oak Leaf Cluster
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant General
Unit:
First US Army, U.S. Army
Awarded on:
January 26th, 1944
Major General Omar Nelson Bradley (ASN: 0-3807), United States Army, was awarded the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States during World War II.
War Department, General Orders
Presented by D.Eisenhower
Legion of Merit - US Military
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major General
Unit:
II US Corps, U.S. Army
Awarded on:
June 12th, 1944
Companion of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB)
For his leadership during Operation Torche in 1943.
Initiated by General Harold Alexander.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant General
Awarded on:
October 4th, 1944
Orden Kutuzova 1
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 10th, 1944
Commander of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (KCB/DCB)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major General
Awarded on:
1945
Major General Omar Nelson Bradley (ASN: 0-3807), United States Army, was awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy during World War II. Major General Bradley's gallant actions and dedicated devotion to duty, without regard for his own life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces, European Theater, General Orders No. 165
Silver Star Medal (SSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant General
Unit:
Twelfth Army Group, U.S. Army
Awarded on:
January 9th, 1945
Bronze Star  Medal (BSM)
War Department, General Orders
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General
Awarded on:
May 1945
Orden Suvorova 1
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General
Unit:
Twelfth Army Group, U.S. Army
Awarded on:
August 14th, 1945
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Distinguished Service Medal to General Omar Nelson Bradley (ASN: 0-3807), United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States from 15 December 1944 to 15 April 1945, as Commanding General TWELFTH Army Group. During this period General Bradley displayed forethought and high professional skill in coordinating with the U.S. Navy the planning of the Rhine River crossings of the FIRST, THIRD and NINTH U.S. Armies. General Bradley was at all times appreciative of the problems common to joint operations of the Army and Navy and his sound judgment, outstanding tact and alert cooperation helped to assure the success of these operations. The leadership and decisive combat tactics displayed by General Bradley are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Armed Services.
Commander Naval Forces Europe: Serial 05020
Distinguished Service Medal - Navy/USMC
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 3rd, 1945
With palm leaf
Croix de Guerre (1939-1945)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General
Unit:
Twelfth US Army Group, U.S. Army
Awarded on:
June 10th, 1947
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting a Second Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Third Award of the Army Distinguished Service Medal to General Omar Nelson Bradley (ASN: 0-3807), United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility from 26 August 1944 to 14 December 1944. The singularly distinctive accomplishments of General Bradley reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United States Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 52

Received as 2nd Oak Leaf Cluster
Distinguished Service Medal - Army (DSM)
Rank:
General of the Army
Awarded on:
September 23rd, 1953
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting a Third Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Fourth Award of the Army Distinguished Service Medal to General of the Army Omar Nelson Bradley (ASN: 0-3807), United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility from 16 August 1949 to 15 August 1953.
Department of the Army, General Orders No. 72
Distinguished Service Medal - Army (DSM)
Rank:
General of the Army
Awarded on:
January 10th, 1977
Presented by: Gerald R. Ford, President
Medal of Freedom
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major General
Major General Omar Nelson Bradley (ASN: 0-3807), United States Army, was awarded a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States during World War II.
2e onderscheiding ontvangen als Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster
Legion of Merit - US Military
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General
Unit:
Joint Chiefs of Staff, United States Department of Defense
The Secretary of Defense of the United States of America has presented the Defense Distinguished Service Medal to General Omar Nelson Bradley (ASN: 0-3807), United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States from 1915 to 1979.
The function of Chaiman
National Defense Service Medal (NDSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
With one silver and three campaign stars
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
With "Germany" clasp
Army of Occupation Medal

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