Donald H. Brandy



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Date of Birth: March 10, 1926

Highest Military Grade Held: Major

Hometown: Sheldon, IA

Biography

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.

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.

Units Assigned

  • 53rd Fighter Day Squadron
  • 1954-1959 32nd Fighter Day Squadron/36 Fighter-Day Wing, Bitburg, Soesterberg, Germany

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Flight Info

F-100

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Civilian Education

Donald H. Brandy at Veterans History Project

Biography

Biography

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.

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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.

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Units Assigned

  • 53rd Fighter Day Squadron
  • 1954-1959 32nd Fighter Day Squadron/36 Fighter-Day Wing, Bitburg, Soesterberg, Germany

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

F-100

Military Education

Civilian Education

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Donald H. Brandy at Veterans History Project