Sub-sub-fonds - Bradley, Joseph F.

Mid-air collision report 'Den Hart'

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Bradley, Joseph F.

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  • 1944-1994 (Creation)

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2 files containing 1 volume; 13 papers

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(fl 1941-1945)

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Joseph F. Bradley flew 10 missions as radio operator with the 328th Bomb Squadron, 44th Bomb Group. On 21 September 1944, two B-24s collided in mid-air over Ingelmunster, Belgium, with the loss of all crew on one aircraft and only four survivors from the other. Bradley returned to duty and completed 30 missions. Crew members who successfully parachuted to safety were eligible for membership of the 'Caterpillar Club'. This club was, and is, open to anyone, military or civilian, whose life is saved by the use of a parachute.

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Records donated to the 2nd Air Division Memorial Library by Joseph F. Bradley.

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This section contains papers relating to a mid-air collision at Ingelmunster, Belgium, 21 September 1944.

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The 2nd Air Division Memorial Library holds further items donated by Joseph F. Bradley in their Memorabilia and Display Items collection: item no. 84 (parts A and B) is a memorial plaque to the mid-air collision and crash, Ingelmunster 21 September 1944; item no. 85 is an object made in commemoration of the crast at Ingelmunster. Memorabilia and Display collection inventory available on the Memorial Library's website: http://www.2ndair.org.uk [accessed 23 March 2011].

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372c0102-6324-40a2-98be-92e6f9eb57d4

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Created 05/07/2010 by Drohj. Modified 07/01/2019 by Catherine.Collins.

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