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Bradford Ellsworth Grow
Rear Admiral, United States Navy
Bradford Grow, 99, a retired Navy Rear Admiral who was a naval aviation pioneer and a decorated veteran of the Guadalcanal campaign of World War II, died February 11, 1999, in O'Fallon, Illinois. The cause of death was not reported.

Admiral Grow, who became a Navy aviator in 1926, led a squadron of amphibious planes on a historic 1939 round-trip flight between San Diego and Panama without refueling to demonstrate the aircraft's capabilities.

During World War II, he commanded aircraft carriers, including the Lexington, that served in the Pacific and European theaters.

At Guadalcanal, Admiral Grow presided over the calm evacuation of the carrier Wasp as it sank under enemy fire.


GROW, BRADFORD ELLSWORTH
RADM   US NAVY
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 06/13/1918 - 06/30/1952
DATE OF BIRTH: 01/06/1900
DATE OF DEATH: 02/11/1999
DATE OF INTERMENT: 04/19/1999
BURIED AT: SECTION 65  SITE 3740
 ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 
GROW, ELIZABETH LONG
DATE OF BIRTH: 03/25/1911
DATE OF DEATH: 03/16/1990
DATE OF INTERMENT: 04/19/1999
BURIED AT: SECTION 65  SITE 3740
 ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  WIFE OF GROW, BRADFORD ELLSWORTH RADM US NAVY

GROW, HENRY LONG
DATE OF BIRTH: 08/07/1936
DATE OF DEATH: 07/14/2002
DATE OF INTERMENT: 11/01/2002
BURIED AT: SECTION 65  SITE 3740
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
ADULT DEPENDENT SON OF GROW, BRADFORD ELLSWORTH RADM US NAVY


Posted: 6 June 2004 Updated: 14 May 2006