MS-067: Robert Bell Bradley Papers

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MS-067: Robert Bell Bradley Papers

(1 box, .27 cubic feet)

Inclusive Dates: 1981-2002

Processed by Barbara Schuitt
September 2006

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Provenance  Gift of Robert Bell Bradley

Biography

Robert Bell Bradley was a medic with the 30th Infantry division during WWII.  Prior to enlisting, he was a pre-med major at the University of Maryland.  He was taken as a prisoner of war on August 9, 1944, in France after the Battle of Mortain.  He was imprisoned east of Berlin and freed by the Russian army in January, 1945.  After finishing his tour of duty working at a contagious ward in Virginia, he returned to college and became a medical physicist, designing and testing medical equipment.  He met his wife Marjorie while working at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

Scope and Content 

This collection is composed of Robert Bell Bradley’s memoirs of his experiences as a medic during combat in France during WWII and his subsequent capture and five months’ imprisonment east of Berlin in a prisoner-of-war facility.  Included are poems from that time as well as collections of his general poetry selections and philosophical reflections.  There are no letters or other memorabilia from his war experiences.  

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