1st Lt Brandon D Nuttall, 0708752
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In this table, items with a "From" date in Bold Red are combat mission notations. Some entries are just a name and a date; these are from the Memorandum section of the Pilot Log and indicate losses.
FromToDocumentLocationDestina tionDescription
9/5/1942 Elistment Record Enlisted at Louisville age 19 11/12 years
6/10/1943 T-2, T-3, and P-40 QuestionnaireEagle Pass, TX P-40 blindfold test and questionnaire
6/10/1943 CertificateEagle Pass, TX Attests to successful demonstration of operating knowledge of AT-6, PT-19, and BT-13 aircraft
8/2/194310/1/1943Pilot LogEagle Pass, TXLocalFairchild PT 19A (175 HP), solo & dual, total hours 65:05
10/7/194312/2/1943Pilot LogMajors FieldLocalVultee S-4 BF-13A (450 HP), solo & dual, total hours 149:15 (hours apparently not carried forward)
12/7/19432/8/1944Individual Flight Record: StudentEagle Pass, TX AAFCFTC, 77th Wing, FTW Gp, 367th Sq, BHq, required course completed 8-Feb-1944, total student pilot time 225:20
12/10/19432/4/1944Pilot LogEagle Pass, TXLocalNorth American AT-6. Including: solo & dual, day & night navigation, acrobatics, formation, high altitude. Total hours 76:05
1/10/1944 Personnel OrdersRandolph Field, TX Named 2d Lts are required to participate in regular and frequent aerial flights. Includes sequential listing of Army Serial Numbers from 0708313 to 0708780. Brandon Nuttall was 0708752.
1/10/1944 Personnel OrdersRandolph Field, TX Named 2d Lts are rated Pilot effective 8-Feb-1944
1/10/1944 Personnel OrdersRandolph Field, TX Extract of orders granting Pilot rating and requirement to participate in regular and frequent aerial flights for Brandon D. Nuttall
1/17/1944 AAF Form 8Eagle Pass, TX Pilot instrument certificate providing information for "Check Pilot Test Report", flight check on AT-6
2/7/1944 Special Order No 32Eagle Pass, TX Discharged to accept appointment as 2nd Lt, "AUS" (active?), assigned to 367th Base Hq and Air Base Sq, 8-Feb-1944
2/7/1944 Honorable DischargeEagle Pass, TX (end of successful training, entry to active service)
2/8/1944 LetterRandolph Field, TX Temporary appointment to rank of 2nd Lieutenant. Oath of Office enclosed, but no copy of same available
2/21/19442/29/1944Individual Flight RecordEagle Pass, TX AAFCFTC, 77th Wing, FTW Gp, 57th Sq, Hq & Hq Sq SEPT Group, AT-6 training, total student pilot time 241:15
2/21/19443/8/1944Pilot LogEagle Pass, TXLocalNorth American AT-6 (650 HP Pratt & Whitney). Including: solo & dual, day & night navigation, acrobatics, formation, high altitude. Total hours 76:05
3/1/19443/24/1944Individual Flight RecordEagle Pass, TX AAFCFTC, 77th Wing, FTW Gp, 57th Sq, Hq & Hq Sq SEPT Group, AT-6 training, total student pilot time 270:20
3/14/1944 Individual Flight RecordEagle Pass, TX Began training as first pilot in P-40, total first pilot hours 38:00 (AT-6 and P-40 combined)
3/14/19443/20/1944Pilot LogEagle Pass, TXLocalCurtiss P-40 (1150 HP Allison).
3/17/1944 Individual Qualification CardDale Mabry Field, Tallahhassee, FL Summary of requirements and list of pilot flight training accomplishments to date at Eagle Pass, TX. Lists practice bombs dropped (15) and rounds fired (3979) among others. Was lacking 1 hour in Mission "BIPLACE"?, "Check" category. Indicates 93.10 hours in P-40. Scored 23.5 percent on towed targets on three consecutive missions.
3/19/1944 Individual Qualification CardDale Mabry Field, Tallahhassee, FL Ground training summary
4/1/19446/30/1944Pilot Log Seven loose sheets inserted into back of pilot log provide accounts of training activties: Link Trainer, aerial gunnery, Skeet ("Bingo" marked on 23-May after 24 boxes, 600 rounds fired)
4/18/19444/29/1944Individual Flight RecordPage Field, FL 3rd AF, 3rd Ftr Command, 53rd Ftr Group, 438 Ftr Squadron, Link trainer and P-40 flights, total hours 292.05
4/20/19446/2/1944Pilot LogPage Field, FLLocalCurtiss P-40 (1150 HP Allison). Including: aerial combat and gunnery
5/1/19445/31/1944Individual Flight RecordPage Field, FL 3rd AF, 3rd Ftr Command, Page RTU (F) Group, Section O, Link trainer, P-40N, and BT-13 flights, total hours 331.4
6/1/19446/17/1944Individual Flight RecordPage Field, FL 3rd AF, 3rd Ftr Command, Page Field RTU (F) Group, Squadron O, Link trainer, P-40N, and RA-24B flights, total hours 360.5. Notes transfer to Dale Mabry Replacement Depot Detachment on 23-Jun-1944
6/3/1944 Pilot LogPage Field, FLLocalCurtiss P-40 (1325 HP Allison). Log notes: Full Mil Load
6/5/1944 Pilot LogPage Field, FLLocalCurtiss P-40 (1325 HP Allison). Log notes: AER GUN (Hi)
6/6/1944 D-Day Normandy Invasion Begins
6/6/1944 Pilot LogPage Field, FLLocalCurtiss P-40 (1325 HP Allison). Log notes: GD STRAFFING & COMB
6/7/1944 Pilot LogPage Field, FLLocalCurtiss P-40 (1325 HP Allison). Log notes: NASS FORMATION
6/8/1944 Pilot LogPage Field, FLLocalCurtiss P-40 (1325 HP Allison). Log notes: GRD STRAFFING
6/9/1944 Pilot LogPage Field, FLLocalCurtiss P-40 (1325 HP Allison). Log notes: AER GUN LOST TARGET
6/9/1944 Pilot LogPage Field, FLLocalCurtiss P-40 (1325 HP Allison). Log notes: TOWED TARGET
6/10/1944 Pilot LogPage Field, FLLocalCurtiss P-40 (1325 HP Allison). Log notes: CAM EXER ON FLAT TAR[get]
6/12/1944 Pilot LogPage Field, FLEverglades, Imokalee PFCurtiss P-40 (1325 HP Allison). Log notes: Low Alt Nav
6/13/1944 Pilot LogPage Field, FLLocalCurtiss P-40 (1325 HP Allison). Continued navigation, formation, and target practice
6/17/1944 Pilot LogPage Field, FLLocalVultee S-4 BF-13A (450 HP). Observer check flight (final one of 5 from 18-May to date). Total hours 360:00
6/20/1944 Score SheetPage Field, FLLocal(50 Caliber) Scored 23.5% Air to Air for record, 12.5% Air to Ground for record, 89.1% Skeet
6/20/1944 Gunnery Progress Bar GraphPage Field, FLLocal338th AAFBU, Squadron O
6/23/1944 Transferred to Dale Mabry Replacement Depot Detachment (see 1-Jun-1944)
8/24/19448/30/1944Individual Flight RecordF-345LocalAssigned 8th AF, 8th AFCC (Command), 496th Fighter Training Hq. P-51 and Link training, record indicates no flying time for July, total hours 364:50
8/24/19449/13/1944Pilot LogGoxhill, EnglandLocalNorth American P-51 (1590 HP Allison). Eight flights (14:15 hours). Transition, instruments, and formations
8/25/1944 Paris Liberated
8/25/1944 Brest, France 362nd conducts mission against shipping and harbor installations at Brest, France (BDN named in Unit Citation, GO 47, 22-Mar-1945)
9/1/19449/13/1944Individual Flight RecordF-345Local8th AF, 8th AFCC, 496th Fighter Training Hq. P-51 and Link training, total hours 375:05
9/18/1944 Individual Flight Record for September Indicates transfer to 19th Tactical Air Command
9/29/1944 Individual Flight RecordA-79 Indicates transfer to 362nd Fighter Group
10/3/194410/29/1944Individual Flight RecordA-79 9th Air Corp, 19th Tactical Air Command, 100th Fighter Wing, 362nd Fighter Group, 379th Fighter Squadron. All flights in P-47D (series 11, 15, 26, 27, & 28), total hours 392:35. Note, command pilot column heading changed to "OPRN".
10/3/1944 Pilot LogA-79LocalRepublic P-47 (2000 HP Pratt & Whitney). Log notes: 1st Local Tran
10/4/1944 Pilot LogA-79Local 2nd & 3rd Local Tran
10/6/1944 Pilot LogA-79Local 4th Tran (2-30 min flites)
10/7/1944 Pilot LogA-79Local Local Tran
10/24/1944 Pilot LogA-79Local Local Tran
10/25/1944 Pilot LogA-79Metz-Saarbruken-Trier (1) #1 COMBAT Weather Rec [no. in () is talley of credits, spelling in original text maintained]
10/26/1944 Pilot LogA-79Saarbruken (2) COMBAT (pattern B)
10/28/1944 Pilot LogA-79RR Bridge So of Mannheim (2) Met E/A ME109s So of Mannheim fired 50 Ro.
10/29/1944 Pilot LogA-79Permisens-Kaiserlauten (2) R-R Bridge (1 truck in seig line) first flak hole
11/1/194411/26/1944Individual Flight RecordA-79 9th Air Corp, 19th Tactical Air Command, 100th Fighter Wing, 362nd Fighter Group, 379th Fighter Squadron. All flights in P-47D (series 22,26, 27, & 28), total hours 412:10. Note, command pilot column heading changed to "OPRN".
11/1/1944 Pilot LogA-79Permisens-Kaiserlauten (2) Supply dump at Permisens
11/6/1944 Pilot Log Fish Marsh
11/8/1944 Pilot LogA-79A-82 (1) Cover flight close support
11/9/1944 Pilot LogA-82A-79 (0) Return from A-82
11/9/1944 Pilot LogA-79Metz area (2) Close support on pillbox north Metz
11/13/1944 Pilot LogA-79Local (0) Local sqdn trng
11/17/1944 Pilot LogA-79Saarbruken (0) Armed REKY, Returned bombs
11/18/1944 Pilot LogA-79Saar-Mann-Metz (1) Armed REKY, Cover to Mannheim
11/19/1944 Pilot LogA-82Rhine R. North (2) Armed REKY, Bombed barges on Rhine
11/19/1944 Pilot Log Jim Newman
11/20/1944 Pilot LogA-82Saarlautern (2) Armed REKY, Bad weather bomb flite
11/25/1944 Pilot LogA-82St Avold (2) Armed REKY, St Avold 1 FRAQ 2-S obj
11/26/1944 Pilot LogA-82SE of Mannheim (2) Armed REKY, SE Mannhem strikes on a ME-109 FW-190 [note ME-109 is struck out]
12/2/194412/31/1944Individual Flight RecordA-82 9th Air Corp, 19th Tactical Air Command, 100th Fighter Wing, 362nd Fighter Group, 379th Fighter Squadron. All flights in P-47D (series 20, 22, 26, 27, 28, & 30), total hours 432:30. Note, command pilot column heading changed to "OPRN".
12/2/1944 Pilot LogA-82Gun Area NE Saarunion (1) Armed REKY, Cover NE of Saarunion
12/2/1944 Pilot Log J. T. Price
12/3/1944 Pilot Log Capt Mitchell (no date, just Dec-1944)
12/9/1944 Pilot LogA-82NW of Saarlautern Supply drop (plasma) Added later: Recvd 1 Citation & cluster
12/12/1944 Pilot LogA-82Saargemine & area (2) Armed REKY, Bomb flite
12/15/1944 General Orders 58 Section 2 indicates that by direction of the President, Air Medals are awarded to named officers of the XIX TAC in recognition of meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flights in the European Theater of Operations, having participated in the required number of operational sorties against the enemy: 379th Fighter Squadron, Brandon D. Nuttall. Section 3 indicates the award of a Bronze Oak Leaf cluster for required number of missions: 379th Squadron, Brandon D. Nuttall, 1st OLC (paragraph aa.)
12/16/1944 Pilot LogA-82Ffort; Koblenz Trier (2) Armed REKY, Bomb flite
12/17/1944 Pilot LogA-82Hamburg- Kaiserlautern (2) Armed REKY, Bomb flite. Noted in the signed certification block log states "1 cluster for plasma drop" and tallies 37 credits. Combat 15:35 hours, P-47 25:55 hours
12/21/1944 Pilot LogA-82Trier area (2) Escort & Bombs
12/23/1944 Pilot LogA-82Bastogne (2) Close support
12/23/1944 Pilot LogA-82NE of Bastone (2) Close support gun positions
12/23/1944 Pilot Log Capt Dory (?) (Par. South of Bastogne) returned 26 Dec
12/26/1944 Pilot Log Maj B. A. Chandler
12/31/1944 Pilot LogA-82Bad Kraisnach (2) Armed RECKY D/B Blown cyl. thru hole
1/1/19451/29/1945Individual Flight RecordA-82 9th Air Corp, 19th Tactical Air Command, 100th Fighter Wing, 362nd Fighter Group, 379th Fighter Squadron. All flights in P-47D (series 10, 11, 22, 28, & 30), total hours 448:35 Note, command pilot column heading changed to "OPRN".
1/2/1945 Pilot LogA-82A-82 (0) Test on V
1/13/1945 Pilot LogA-82Trier area (2) D/B bridge S&W of Trier
1/14/1945 Pilot LogA-82Trier area (2) D/B bridge S&W of Trier
1/15/1945 Pilot LogA-82Bastone (2) Close support NE of Bastogne
1/16/1945 Pilot LogA-82Bastone (2) Close support NE of Bastogne
1/19/1945 Pilot LogA-82Just Germany (2) Close support Hi Level
1/21/1945 General Orders 6 Section 3 indicates award of Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster: 379th Squadron, Brandon D. Nuttall, 2nd OLC (paragraph x, note this paragraph is titled GO 58, 15-Dec-1944)
1/22/1945 Pilot LogA-82Trier area (1) Cover for leaflets, credit talley 56, combat 58:30 hours, P-47 69:20 Hours
1/22/1945 Pilot LogA-82Ardennes area (2) Close support, dam ruff flak, Pete down
1/22/1945 Pilot Log McMahon, Kusi, Peterson, Bauer, (Percy back) Dam bad day. Peterson is Capt. Carroll A. Peterson
1/29/1945 Pilot LogA-82F-Fort area (2) Armed REKY, cover flite
2/2/19452/27/1945Individual Flight RecordA-82 9th Air Corp, 19th Tactical Air Command, 100th Fighter Wing, 362nd Fighter Group, 379th Fighter Squadron. All flights in P-47D (series 11, 22, 25, 28, & 30), total hours 468:15. Note, command pilot column heading changed to "OPS".
2/2/1945 Pilot LogA-82F-Fort area (2) Armed REKY, cover flite
2/2/1945 Pilot LogA-82Local (0) Spencer scramble
2/7/1945 Pilot LogA-82Local (0) Airdrome defence demon
2/8/1945 Pilot LogA-82Weisbaden area (2) Armed REKY, dive bomb
2/8/1945 Pilot Log Sovern
2/9/1945 Pilot LogA-82Trier (2) Hi Leval Trier
2/9/1945 Pilot Log Sheets (no date, but after 8-Feb-1945)
2/10/1945 Pilot Log Keefner (no date, but after 8-Feb-1945)
2/11/1945 Pilot LogA-82NE Trier (2) Trier area
2/13/1945 GO No 11, Hq, XIX TAC Section 2, Paragraph b: Provides an account of the action on 9-Dec-1944 and lists 3 officers of the 379th including Brandon D Nuttall (3rd OLC)
2/13/1945 Pilot LogA-82E. Bitburg (2) E of Bitburg hit twice
2/14/1945 Pilot LogA-82Koblenz (2) E of Wittlick chased bandits
2/15/1945 General Orders 11 Section 2(b) lists award of 3rd Oak Leaf Cluster, citation for mercy mission near Saarlautern (delivery of medical supplies to infantry group cut off by enemy in woods): Brandon D. Nuttall
2/19/1945 Pilot LogA-82N&W of Saarburg (2) Led first element & recvd promotion. Credits 74, combat 77:35 hours, P-47 90:20, total flying time 464:35 hours.
2/21/1945 Begin 2 days Combat Crew Leave in Paris with Bob Mower (copy of orders supplied by Bob)
2/26/1945 Log pages after this date are loose sheets inserted into back of log. Destination and description not maintained separately.
2/27/1945 Pilot LogA-82 (2) Foxhunt
3/1/19453/18/1945Individual Flight RecordA-82 9th Air Corp, 19th Tactical Air Command, 100th Fighter Wing, 362nd Fighter Group, 379th Fighter Squadron. All flights in P-47D (series 6, 28, & 30), total hours 489:35.
3/1/1945 Pilot LogA-82Koblenz (1) Cover
3/2/1945 Pilot LogA-82Koblenz (2) Jetti bomb
3/2/1945 Pilot LogA-82? (2) DB Barraks
3/3/1945 Pilot LogA-82Koblenz (1) Cover Coblenz bridge
3/6/1945 Begin 7 days Rest Leave at the Hotel Martinez, Cannes with Bob Mower and Joseph Murphy (copy of orders supplied by Bob Mower)
3/9/1945 General Orders 17 Section 3(p) lists award of 4th and 5th Oak Leaf Cluster
3/15/1945 Pilot LogA-82Weisbad (2) C/S trains NE of Weisbad
3/15/1945 Pilot LogA-82Rhine R area ? (2) C/S Mos/Rein
3/16/1945 Pilot LogA-82Badkreuznach (2) C/S BadKresn. Last entry in Pilot Log
3/18/1945 A-82BadkreuznachOn his second mission of the day to the area, Lt Nuttall encounters enemy fire on a low level pass. He loses power, and, being so low in altitude, he cannot bail out. He is captured by German troops who pull him from his plane before it explodes and burns. They end up surrendering to him and he turns them over to Allied troops occupying Badkreuznach.
3/18/1945 Pilot Log Pictures inserted loose in back of Pilot Log: Nancy Koelliker(sp?) 16 years old (2 photos); Nancy Koelliker 17 years old (1 photo); Nellie, Laddie, "Terry", Nancy, Pups - Clementine, Jackson, and "Pinky"; Brandon and three pilots in front of a tent, thought to be in Etain, France
3/22/1945 General Orders 47 Battle Honors, Citation of Unit, 362nd Fighter Group, for action on 25-Aug-1944, Brest Harbor, France. By order of Major General Vandenberg
3/22/1945 General Orders 7532nd Evacuation Hosiptal (Semimobile) Purple Heart is awarded for wounds received in action in Germany on 18-Mar-1945. Listed as 1st Lieutenant
3/24/19454/28/1945 4126 Sta. Hospital, England
3/29/1945 Operational RecordHQ 362nd FG Operational Missions 46, Operational Hours 101:25, Operational Sorties 85, Enemy Aircraft: 0 destroyed, 0 probable, 0 damaged. Signed Frank Peppers, Major, Air Corps
4/25/1945 Evacuation Orders 114Hq 803rd Hospital Center Relieved from present status "atttached unassigned to Detachment of Patients, 4165 United States Army Hospital Plant" and will be moved to medical installation in the United States to be named. Listed as 1st Lt.
4/28/1945 Evac. Hospital, Scotland
5/6/19457/27/1945 Nichols General Hospital, Louisville, Ky
5/12/1945 Special Order No 121Nichols General Hospital, Louisville, Ky Granted 30 days sick leave, address will be 1319 Walnut St., Shelbyville
8/2/19459/25/1945 AAF Redistribution Station 4, Santa Ana Army Base, Santa Ana, CA End date is date of Statement of Claim, release date from Santa Ana indicates "still in hospital" as of that date
10/12/1945 LetterAAF Redistribution Station 4, Santa Ana Army Base, Santa Ana, CA Waiver of permiums for NSLI not completed before transfer, request to do so. Statement of Claim lists admission and release dates for hospitals
11/11/1945 Aircraft Flight ReportHamilton Field Group 1503 RD, Squadron C, C-47B (serial #45-1072) from Hamilton Field to March Field
11/13/1945 Aircraft Flight ReportDHF (Hamilton Field) 4th AF, 400th AAFBU, C-45F (serial #4447665) from DHF to RU
11/29/194512/26/1945Individual Flight RecordBowman Field, Louisville, KY 1077th AAF BU, flew BT-13B, and AT-6C
1/3/1946 Special Orders 3AAF Redistribution Station 5, Greensboro, NC Released attached unassigned Sq H 1060th AAFBU for separation. Attached unassigned Detachment of Separatees (Sq H). Terminal leave 40 days, effective 7-Jan, travel time 2 days, release from active duty effective 15-Feb. "Relief from AD is not by reason of physical disability."
2/15/1946 Military Record and Report of Separation, Certificate of Service Certifies that Brandon D Nuttall, 0708752, First Lieutenant 379th Fighter Squadron, 362 Fighter Group honorably served in active Federal Service in the Army of the United States from 8-Feb-1944 to 15-Feb-1946
2/15/1946 Separation Qualification Record Entry to active service 8-Feb-1944, date of separation 15-Feb-46, separated at AAF ORD Greensboro NC. Indicates 12 months as 2nd Lt and 10 months as 1st Lt
3/5/1946 Letter Concerning appointment to 1st Lt, needs oath of office
3/20/1946 Appointment Proclamation appointing Brandon Duncan Nuttall to the rank of First Lieutenant, Air Corps as of 5-Mar-1946
8/26/1946 Individual Flight RecordGodman Field, Ft. Knox, KY 11th AF, 315th AAF BU, 1st Lt Res. Flew an AT-6 from Dual to Carter