In 1943, as P-47s were arriving in England, Bradley was assigned to ready the planes for combat.
Assigned as Chief of the Flight Test Section at Wright Field.
Large bombers proved effective in destroying German military installations; however, they were inadequate to defend themselves against the faster German fighter planes. Bradley recognized the problem and placed an extra 80-100 gallon gas tank behind the pilot’s seat in a P-51, enabling the plane to escort bombers into Germany. He flew this first test plane himself.
Became a four-star general in 1962 when he was assigned commander of Air Force Logistics Command.