General Omar Bradley Interview Details May 27, 1957 and July 19, 1957



Summary of Topics Covered:

General Bradley recalls coming to Washington in June 1938 to serve and General Marshall’s Assistant Secretary shortly after Genearl Marshall became Acting Chief of Staff in June 1939. He reflects on his time at Ft. Benning with Marshall and later as Commandant of the Infantry School at the time of Pearl Harbor. He emphasizes that Marshall saved the country at least a year in its preparation for war. He discusses the confidence Congress had in Marshall. He discusses General MacArthur and President Truman’s decision to relieve him of his command in Korea. He discusses General Patton and the Tunisian campaign and talks at length about the Battle of the Bulge. He also talks about his service at the Veterans Administration.


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Forest Pogue recorded audio of this interview. The original tape and a digitized version are available from the George C. Marshall Research Library. Please contact the library to obtain a copy.

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