Portrait of Army Air Corps pilot Ben Bridges Jr.

Portrait of Army Air Corps pilot Ben Bridges Jr.

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/255447
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  • Portrait of Army Air Corps pilot Ben Bridges Jr.

Image Number

  • DG01054


  • 1941

Series Title

    Biography Note

  • Bridges Jr., son of Tallahassee's longtime treasurer-clerk, was a tennis star at the University of Florida before becoming an Army Air Corps pilot during World War II. Bridges Jr., died while flying his plane on patrol of the California coast in April 1942, becoming the first Tallahassee resident and first UF graduate to die in World War II. The Tallahassee American Legion Post is named the Sauls-Bridges post, honoring Bridges and Claude Sauls, the first Tallahasseean to die in World War I.

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  • 1 digital image - b&w

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