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Alfred Charles Nuttall

Military

Original 544th BS CO, member of original cadre to form squadron.
Transferred to Group HQ as Group Operations Officer on SO #38 dated 28 June in the shakeup following the loss of Group Deputy CO Major Selden MacMillin who was MIA on the 26 June mission.
Appointed to an AIRPLANE ACCIDENT COMMITTEE per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #114 dated 10 October 1943.
Resumed command of 544th Bomb Squadron on 20 October 1943 vice Major William F. Gilmore, per AAF Station 106 Special Order #123 dated 20 October 1943.
Placed on seven days Temporary Duty to the 8th Air Force Officers Rest Home, Stanbridge Earls, Hampshire (a Flak House) on or about 24 January 1944 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #14 dated 21 January 1944.
Appointed as a member of a Flying Evaluation Board, to meet at the call of the President to act on such cases as might be referred to it by these headquarters (384th Bombardment Group) per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #25 dated 6 February 1944 and amended per Station Special Orders #26 dated 7 February 1944.
Placed on seven days Temporary Duty to 8th Air Force Officers Rest Home, Stanbridge Earl, Hampshire (a Flak House) on 24 June 1944per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #121 dated 24 June 1944.
Placed on Special Duty with Headquarters Detachment, 384th Bomb Group per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #156 dated 4 August 1944.
Succeeded as Squadron Commander by Major Gerald B. Sammons on 14 September 1944 per 544th Bomb Squadron Unit History.

Service

People

  • Arthur Brittain

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #423231 'The Inferno. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Richard Carrington

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #423231 'The Inferno. ' Prisoner of War (POW). Retired from the USAF with the rank of Colonel

  • Howard Cromwell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Tail Gunner/Observer | 384th Bomb Group
    Ordered to the 8th Air Force Officers Rest Home, Stanbridge Earls, Hampshire for seven days Temporary Duty on or about 15 August 1943 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #70 dated 14 August 1943. ...

  • Earl Mason

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 26 November 1943 in B-17 #42-5051 'Barrel House Bessie'. Plane ditched in North Sea. Rescued and returned to base.

  • Walter Parkins

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Tail Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #42-3231 'The Inferno', Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Phillip Schmidlapp

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #423231 'The Inferno. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Joseph Scholand

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Left Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #423231 'The Inferno. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Winford Smalley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 42-3231 'The Inferno. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Michael Smithwick

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 42-3231 'The Inferno'. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Robin Taber

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #42-3231 'The Inferno', Prisoner of War (POW).

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • 42-102661 Big Dog

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/3/44; Hunter 9/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned 544BS/384BG [SU-L] Grafton Underwood 1/5/44; transferred with group to Istres for mapping duties; Salvaged 9AF Germany 29/12/45. BIG DOG.

  • 42-107125 DOASY DOATS

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 1/3/44; Rapid City 5/3/44; Dow Fd 21/4/44; Assigned 603BS/398BG Nuthampstead 25/4/44; 600BS [N8-G]; no ops, transferred 545BS/384BG [JD-G] Grafton Underwood 7/12/44; transferred with group to Istres on mapping duties, Salvaged 9AF...

  • 42-107224

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 28/3/44; Kearney 4/5/44; Grenier 21/5/44; Assigned 544th Bomb Squadron, 384th Bomb Group [SU-Q] Grafton Underwood on 6 June 1944; on a training flight, 3 August 1944 with Howard A. Jung, Navigator: Thomas C. Bates, Flight engineer/top...

  • 42-30033 "Little America"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/4/43; Sioux City 13/4/43; Kearney 4/5/43; Bangor 20/5/43; Assigned to the 547BS/384BG [S0-G] Grafton Underwood 24/5/43, then the 546BS [BK-G]; Missing in Action Leverkusen 1/12/43 with Maj Maurice Stanley Dillingham, Co-pilot:...

  • 42-30039 'Liberty Belle'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/4/43; Sioux City 14/4/43; Kearney 3/5/43; Dow Fd 24/5/43; Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW-Q] in US; transferred 544BS/384BG [SU-H] Grafton Underwood 29/5/43; 2 SAD Lt Staughton 14/8/43; transferred Aphrodite Project 803BS RCM Knettishall 1...

  • 42-30139 SNUFFY

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered to Cheyenne 15/4/43; Smoky Hill 25/4/43; Sioux City 30/4/43; Kearney 6/5/43; Tinker 22/5/43; Kearney 26/5/43; Dow Fd 29/5/43; Assigned 545Bomb Squadron/384Bomb Group [JD-O] Station 106, Grafton Underwood on 14 June 1943; Missing in Action on...

  • 42-31235 "GOIN' DOG"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/10/43; Gr Island 16/10/43; Nashville 26/11/43; Assigned 544BS/384BG [SU-C] Grafton Underwood 6/1/44; Missing in Action Berlin 7/5/44 with Theo Goller, Co-pilot: Greg Martin, Navigator: Joe Cittandin, Bombardier: Gene Grilli, Flight...

  • 42-31364

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/10/43; Grand Island 13/11/43; Wilmington 26/11/43; Assigned 544BS/384BG [SU-D] Grafton Underwood 10/1/44; Missing in Action Berlin 24/5/44 with Grover Seamon, Co-pilot: Herb Kohlston, Navigator: Jim Sulser, n/g-Sgt Ray Thompson,...

  • 42-37789

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 29/8/43; Scott 16/9/43; Assigned 303BG Molesworth 18/9/43; 1 BAD 23/10/43; transferred 544BS/384BG [SU-H] Grafton Underwood 2/11/43; t/o on training flight with Lt Col Alf Nuttall, Co-pilot: Alf Cole, Navigator: Harry Gantert, Radio...

  • 42-5838 Mad Money II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 13/3/43; Denver 20/3/43; Sioux City 13/4/43; Kearney 2/5/43; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-P] Grafton Underwood 29/5/43; Missing in Action Keil 4/1/44 with Bill Kaczaraba, Co-pilot: Myron Morgan, Navigator: Marvin Horsky, Bombardier:...

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Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 67

    25 June 1943
    This mission was intended to be the first major attack on the industrial area of Hamburg, Germany but weather and contrails made fromation flying too difficult and dangerous. As a result, the main formation 197 B-17s from: 91BG (18); 92BG (23); 303BG ...

  • VIII Bomber Command 68

    26 June 1943
    The targets for today are all Luftwaffe installations: the Villacoublay air depot SW of Paris, France is the primary; the airfield at Poissy, France is attacked as the secondary because of cloud cover; the airfield at Tricqueville, France; and the...

  • VIII Bomber Command 70

    29 June 1943
    1st Bomb Wing despatches two formations: one has the air depot at Villacoublay, France as their primary; and one has the Luftwaffe airfield at Tricqueville, France as their primary. ...

  • VIII Bomber Command 76

    25 July 1943
    This mission was composed of three elements. The primary targets were the diesel engine works at Hamburg, Germany; the shipyards at Kiel, Germany and the aircraft industries at Warnemude, Germany, but weather frustrated the effort. The first element...

  • VIII Bomber Command 87

    27 August 1943
    This mission is the first attack by the USAAF on suspected V-Weapon sites. The German development of pilotless winged aircraft was first divulged to the British just shortly after the beginning of World War II in two letters sent to the British embassy...

  • VIII Bomber Command 106

    2 October 1943
    This mission is composed of three elements, two or which are directed at the industrial areas of Emden, Germany and the other at the German airfield at Woensdrecht, Holland. The first element is a formation of 163 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division which...

  • VIII Bomber Command 116

    20 October 1943
    The primary target for this mission is the industrial areas of Duren, Germany. The mission is composed of three elements. The first element is a combined formation of 103 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division that includes: 91BG (3); 92BG (14); 303BG (19);...

  • VIII Bomber Command 154

    13 December 1943
    The port areas at Bremen and Kiel, Germany are the primary targets for this mission. This is the first mission where more than 600 aircraft are despatched. This mission is comprised of 8 elements. The first element consists 182 B-17s from: 91BG (31);...

  • 8th Air Force 174

    4 January 1944
    The port area of Kiel, Germany and the railroad marshalling yards at Munster, Germany are the Primary targets of this Mission which is organised as two elements: one going to Kiel and the other to Munster. Roger A. Freeman begins to designate aircraft...

  • 8th Air Force 187

    21 January 1944
    This mission is directed at 36 V-Weapon sites (34 in the Pas-de-Calaise area and 2 in the Chrebourg area of France) 24 of these are bombed successfully. All three Bomb Divisions participate in the attacks and the bomber gunners claimed 5-1-2 of...

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Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Aberdeen, WA 23 January 1918
Lived in Montesano, WA 1942

718 Pioneer Avenue

Assigned to the 544th BS Gowen Army Airfield, Boise, ID 28 December 1942
Died Los Angeles, CA 23 March 1962
Buried Santa Monica, CA 31 December 1962

Woodlawn Cemetery
Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 October 2020 23:45:44 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=6493&h=303942&t...
https://photos.384thbombgroup.com/picture.php?/35527/category/LeadCrews
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=5180&h=5421405&...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/175709159/alfred-charles-nuttall#

Date Contributor Update
30 September 2016 09:14:47 Lucy May Changes to role and aircraft associations
Sources

Brought in information from duplicate record. Source:
AAIR 44-04-24-523 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:20 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=n...

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