Bradley, Willis Winter, Jr., CAPT

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1941-1946, Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV)
Service Years
1906 - 1946

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Home Town
Last Address
Santa Barbara, California

Date of Passing
Aug 27, 1954
Location of Interment
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery - San Diego, California
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Not Specified

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Last Known Activity

Bradley was elected as a Republican to the Eightieth Congress (January 3, 1947 ~ January 3, 1949). He served as assistant to the president of the Pacific Coast Steamship Co. from 1949 to 1952. He served as member of the California State Assembly from 1952 until his death. The USS Bradley (FF-1041), was named in his honor.
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Medal of Honor Citation: 

"For extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty while serving on the U.S.S. Pittsburgh (armoured cruiser #4) at the time of an accidental explosion of ammunition on that vessel. On 23 July 1917, some saluting cartridge cases were being reloaded in the after casemate: through an accident an explosion occurred. Comdr. Bradley (then Lieutenant), who was about to enter the casemate, was blown back by the explosion and rendered momentarily unconscious, but while still dazed, crawled into the casemate to extinguish burning materials in dangerous proximity to a considerable amount of powder, thus preventing further explosions."
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US NavyNaval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)Bureau of OrdnanceUSS Texas (BB-35)
Mare Island Naval ShipyardPearl Harbor Naval Ship YardUSS Portland (CA-33)Naval War College (Staff)
Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV)DESRON 31, COMNAVSURFGRU MIDPAC
  1906-1908, USS Virginia (BB-13)
  1908-1910, USS Culgoa (AF-3)
  1910-1911, USS Perkins (DD-26)
  1911-1912, USS Hancock (AP-3)
  1912-1912, USS South Carolina (BB-26)
  1913-1915, Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)
  1915-1915, USS Stewart (DD-13)
  1915-1916, USS Hull (DD-7)
  1916-1917, USS San Diego (ACR/CA-6)
  1917-1918, USS Pittsburgh (CA-4)
  1918-1919, Bureau of Ordnance
  1920-1921, USS Texas (BB-35)
  1921-1921, Mare Island Naval Shipyard
  1921-1922, USS California (BB-44)
  1924-1926, USS Gold Star (AK-12)
  1926-1929, Bureau of Navigation
  1931-1933, USS Bridge (AF-1)
  1933-1933, Pearl Harbor Naval Ship Yard
  1933-1937, USS Portland (CA-33)
  1937-1937, Naval War College (Staff)
  1938-1939, Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV)
  1941-1946, Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyGeorge Washington University
  1902-1906, United States Naval Academy
  1913-1914, George Washington University
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