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  Omar Bradley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Omar Nelson Bradley (February 12, 1893 – April 8, 1981) was one of the main U.S. Army field commanders in North Africa and Europe during the World War II and a General of the Army of the United States Army.
Bradley was born to a poor family near Clark, Missouri, the son of a schoolteacher.
Bradley's Army Group now covered a very wide front in hilly country, from the Netherlands to Lorraine and, despite his being the largest Allied Army Group, there were difficulties in prosecuting a successful broad-front offensive in difficult country with a skilled enemy that was recovering his balance.
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 Omar Bradley
During World War Two, Omar Bradley was the most senior commander of American ground troops in Europe from the time of D-Day (June 1944) to the surrender of the Germans after the Battle of Berlin in May 1945.
Omar Bradley was born in Clark, Missouri in February 1893.
In 1948, after being head of the Veterans Administration, Bradley was appointed chief of staff of the American Army and from 1949 until he retired from the military in 1953, he was chairman of the highly influential Joint Chiefs of Staff - a body that advised the president on military matters.
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 Omar Bradley
Bradley was born in Clark, Missouri the son of a schoolteacher.
Bradley did not receive a frontline command until early 1943 after Operation Torch, he had been given VIII Corps but instead was sent to North Africa to serve under Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Bradley used his unprecedented force to undertake an ambitious plan to encircle the German forces in France, trapping them west of the Rhine.
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 Omar Bradley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Omar Nelson Bradley (February 12 1893 - April 8 1981) was one of the main US Army field commanders in North Africa and during World War II Bradley was born to a poor family Clark Missouri the son of a schoolteacher.
Bradley joined the 19th Infantry Division August 1918 which was intended for European deployment the influenza pandemic and the armistice prevented him from the US.
Bradley used the advantage gained March 1945 — after Eisenhower once again Montgomery with supplies for another unsuccessful offensive February 1945 — to break the German and cross the Rhine into the industrial of the Ruhr.
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 GI -- World War II Commemoration
Bradley was born in Clark, Mo., on Feb 12, 1893.
Bradley missed full encirclement of a German army in Normandy, but this was generally attributed to the delayed advance of troops under British command.
Bradley was proudest of Operation Lumberjack, the campaign he launched to reach the Rhine after the German counteroffensive.
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 NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Omar Bradley
The wrong war, at the wrong place, at the wrong time, and with the wrong enemy is General Omar Bradleys famous rebuke in May 15, 1951 Congressional testimony as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to the idea of extending the Korean War into China, as proposed...
Omar Nelson Bradley was born in Clark, Missouri the son of a schoolteacher.
Bradley did not receive a frontline command until early 1943 after Operation Torch, he had been given 8th Corp but instead was sent to North Africa to serve under Eisenhower.
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 Omar Bradley - Wikipedia
Bradley wuchs als Sohn eines Lehrers in einfachen Verhältnissen in der Nähe von Clark auf.
Bradley erzielte den ersten Platz bei den Eignungstests in seiner Region und begann sein Studium 1911.
Bradley war zwei Jahre nach Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs der Leiter der United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
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 Omar Nelson Bradley, General of the Army   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Bradley was somewhat critical of the predictable and unimaginative instruction he received there, as he was of the hoary "school solutions" the faculty presented.
Bradley's assignment was to serve as Eisenhower's eyes and ears, reporting on the situation on the Tunisian front and the means that might be used to correct the problems that were by then evident to everyone.
Bradley's task throughout the remainder of the North African campaign was to convince both his men and the British that the American soldier was as good as any and that American leaders were as tactically adept as their Allied and Axis counterparts.
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 Bradley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Omar Nelson Bradley was born on February 12, 1893, in Clark, Missouri, to the parents of John Smith Bradley and Sarah Elizabeth Bradley.
Eisenhower, Bradley, and Monty eventually found that the plans were too conservative, and after the three generals convened, Eisenhower decided to increase the landing force from three divisions to five. Bradley also proposed a night landing, but was overruled by the other generals.
Bradley, however, ordered Patton to halt his closure of the Falaise bottleneck, thus leaving the neck open for hundreds of thousands of Germans to escape. Nonetheless, the battle signaled the end of the fighting in Normandy.
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 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Gen. Omar N. Bradley, General of the United States Army and first chairman of ...
Bradley's promotion placed him at a rank equal to the Commander in the Far East, General Douglas MacArthur, thus eliminating one aspect of the difficult relationship between the Joint Chiefs of Staff, headed by Bradley, and MacArthur, who commanded all forces in Korea.
Bradley traveled to Japan (January 29-February 10, 1950) with the Joint Chiefs of Staff and appraised MacArthur as having an obsession for self-glorification and a contempt for the judgment of his superiors, in short, a megalomaniac.
Bradley was an architect of the military aspects of the Japanese peace treaty which kept Japan demilitarized and encouraged the role of the U.S. military in defending Japan and Okinawa as our first line of defense in Asia.
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 Omar Bradley- Wonderland Warriors (Military)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A 1915 graduate of West Point, Bradley retired from the Army in 1953 with the rank of five-star general of the army.
Bradley was a commandant of the infantry school (Fort Benning, Georgia) and the commander of the 82nd and 28th divisions.
Bradley's post-war duties involved running the Veteran's Administration (1945-1947), being Army Chief of Staff (1948-1949) and serving as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1949-1953).
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 Bradley, Omar Nelson - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Bradley, Omar Nelson
In 1943 he commanded the 2nd US Corps in their victories in Tunisia and Sicily, leading to the surrender of 250,000 Axis troops, and in 1944 led the US troops in the invasion of France.
Born in Clark, Missouri, Bradley graduated from West Point 1915 and served in World War I. After World War II, he headed the Veterans Administration 1945–47, was chief of staff of the US Army 1948–49, and was the first chairman of the joint chiefs of staff 1949–53.
He was appointed general of the army 1950 and retired from the army 1953.
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 Omar Bradley: biography and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Bradley was born to a poor family near Clark, EHandler: no quick summary.
Operation cobra was the codename for the world war ii operation planned by united states army general omar bradley to break out from the normandy area...
Bradley used the advantage gained in March 1945 — after Eisenhower once again favored Montgomery with supplies for another unsuccessful offensive in February 1945 — to break the German defences and cross the Rhine into the industrial heartland of the Ruhr Ruhr area quick summary:
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 Omar Nelson Bradley
Officers like Omar Bradley honed their leadership and warfighting skills during this seemingly somnolent period in American military history and then led America's Army through war and peace in the difficult decades of the 1940s and 1950s.
Omar Nelson Bradley was born—literally in a log cabin—near Clark, Missouri, on 12 February 1893, the only surviving child of schoolteacher John Smith Bradley and Sarah Elizabeth Bradley, nee Hubbard.
Bradley completely rebuilt the organization on a regional basis and insisted on basing his decisions on the needs of the veteran, rather than on the political considerations that had so often governed in the past in such matters as the location of VA hospitals.
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 General Omar Bradley
Much of the info I have on the extended family of Gen Bradley I got from a cousin who has a double relationship to Omar Bradley and has done a fair piece of researching on the BRADLEY family.
To begin with Omar Nelson BRADLEY was born on Feb 12, 1893 on the Hubbard farm near Clark, Randolph Co., MO. He died April 8, 1981 in New York City, NY.
Omar married Mary Elizabeth QUALYE on Dec 28, 1916 in Columbia, MO.
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 Omar Bradley - Wikiquote
Omar Bradley February 12, 1893 – April 8, 1981) was one of the main U.S. Army field commanders in North Africa and Europe during the World War II and a General of the Army of the United States Army.
I am under no illusion that our present strategy of using means short of total war to achieve our ends and oppose communism is a guarantee that a world war will not be thrust upon us.
753, Bradley repeats his conviction that it is “a wrong war at the wrong place and against a wrong enemy.”
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 Omar Bradley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Omar Bradley was born in Clark, United States, on 12th February, 1893.
Bradley was placed in charge of the 1st US Army in 1944 and after arriving in Britain helped to plan Operation Overlord.
Omar Bradley died in New York on 8th April 1981.
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 Omar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Omar Bradley - United States general during World War Two.
The Omar, a fictional group of cyborgs in the computer game Deus Ex: Invisible War
Omar Hindu surname from North India Uttar Pradesh.
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 Anecdote - Omar Bradley - Omar Bradley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Though legendary World War II general Omar Bradley, a 'common soldier's general,' enjoyed the company of regular GIs, his high-level relations were often strained.
Bradley had animated disagreements with George S. Patton, Bernard Law Montgomery, and Douglas MacArthur (who he once bluntly accused of having "an obsession for self-glorification").
Bradley, he once explained, refused to laugh at any of his jokes.
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 American Experience | Battle of the Bulge | People & Events
Bradley, who had distinguished himself leading troops to victories in North Africa and Sicily, was hand-picked by General Dwight Eisenhower to command the 1st U.S. Army during the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France.
Under Bradley's direction, American forces liberated Paris, turned back an aggressive German counter-offensive at the Battle of the Bulge, took control of the first bridgehead over the Rhine River, and linked up with Soviet forces advancing from the east to end the Nazi attempt to conquer Europe.
Following World War II, Bradley continued his military service as chief of staff of the U.S. Army and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, where he was promoted to the rank of five-star general.
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 Military.com Resources
Born in Clark, Missouri, Omar Bradley was the son of a schoolteacher.
Bradley reached the apex of his career in World War II and the years immediately following.
Bradley succeeded George Patton as commander of the II Corps in 1943 and led it in the Tunisia and Sicily campaigns.
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 Great Warrior Leaders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Bradley, Omar N. Army general who was one of the prominent commanders during World War II.
Omar Bradley: Tactician of the West, pp 297-355.
Four years later, Omar Bradley expands on Guderian's methods to liberate the country with a massive blitzkrieg of mechanized armored divisions.
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 Bradley, Omar Nelson. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Bradley was active (1943) in the N African and Sicilian campaigns and led (1944) the U.S. 1st Army in the invasion of Normandy.
Bradley acted (1945–47) as administrator of veterans’; affairs, was appointed (1948) chief of staff of the U.S. army, and served (1949–53) as first permanent chairman of the joint chiefs of staff.
Promoted to general of the army in 1950, he retired in 1953 to become a business executive.
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 Amazon.com: A Soldier's Story (Modern Library War): Books: Omar N. Bradley,A.J. Liebling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Engaging and lucid account of military actions in which Bradley was involved during WWII which basically means most of the American effort in North Africa after the battle at Kasserine Pass, the invasion of Sicily, and the main American effort in France and Germany.
Bradley has the ability to make the reader feel quite intelligent but really, the military matters are very well presented.
It is simply amazing to see that men such as Eisenhower and Bradley moved from relative obscurity as colonels to leaders of enormous armies in some of the most important battles of history in a period of only 5 or 6 years.
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 General Omar Bradley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
General Omar Bradley embodied the best traits of the American Army in World War II.
Some would have called him colorless; Bradley's response would have been that there were too many lives at stake to waste effort on color.
Perhaps the greatest testament to Bradley's skill as a general is the fact that, while under his command, George Patton shone his brightest and never once managed to shoot himself in the foot.
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