Donald H. Brandy
Donald H. Brandy is a veteran of WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam Conflict. He served in the US Air Corps/Air Force for 39 years.
- 53rd Fighter Day Squadron
- 1954-1959 32nd Fighter Day Squadron/36 Fighter-Day Wing, Bitburg, Soesterberg, Germany
Awards & Decorations
Military & Civilian Education
HS Sheldon,IA/Valley, TX
On 3 December 1958, while serving with the 32nd Tactical Fighter Squadron/36th Fighter-Day Wing, Donald Brandy was flying F-1ooC number 54-1861. He was on route from Soesterberg AB, in Germany to Wheelus AB, Libya for weapons training when the jet ran out of fuel forcing Brandy to (safely) eject.
The plane crashed and was damaged beyond repair.
At the same time, F-100C number 54-1865, flying along with Brandy, ran out of fuel and the pilot, 1stLT Harry E. Higgins, also safely ejected from his aircraft.
Veteran’s History Project video with Donald H. Brandy