1st Lt Brandon D Nuttall, 0708752
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At Etain, France. Photo by Bob Searl.
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(L-R) Art Wildern, Jr., Leo Szarfinski, Brandon Nuttall, Barton Townsend Williams.

I am researching my father's military service. Brandon D. Nuttall, serial number 0708752, was a P-47 pilot. He trained at Eagle Pass, Texas and Page Field, Florida. He served in the 9th Air Corp, 19th Tactical Air Command, 100th Fighter Wing, 362nd Fighter Group, 379th Fighter Squadron from October, 1944 to March 1945. All combat missions were flown from two airfields in France: A-79 (Prosnes) and A-82 (Etain). He received a unit citation, air medal, and oak leaf clusters during the course of 46 combat missions. One mission was in relief of Allied infantry trapped in a woods near Saurlatern, Germany, when he helped drop medical supplies to the troops. He was shot down near Bad Kreuznach, Germany, on March 18, 1945. He sustained a broken arm in the crash and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was captured, but within two days his captors surrendered to him. He turned them over to Allied infantry occupying the town. My dad almost never spoke of his WWII experience and passed away in 1982.
 
This BLOG is a record of my research to put his story and the records I have together. If you find this site, I would appreciate your comments. If you are a P-47 pilot or maybe served with and remember my dad, your stories and information are appreciated.

Saturday, August 14, 2004

Books to read
Today I heard from Kit Humphries. Her husband was in the 377th around the same time Dad was in the 379th. She mentioned a book, "Thunderbolt Odyssey; P-47 War in Europe" by Kemal Saied, I'm going to put on the list of books to find. I have a name where I can inquire about getting a copy of "Mogin's Maulers," but haven't contacted them yet.
 
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Thursday, August 5, 2004

Joined the 362nd FGA
I have sent in my dues to join the 362nd Figher Group Association and will start receiving the association newsletter. I'm going to submit a "What Happened To..." piece to introduce myself to the membership and give them an update on Dad.
 
As a minor page update, I have resized the images of the pilot's log to save space. I have them as higher resolution tif images (about 1 megabyte each), but they are too big and the wrong format to post.
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