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Brigadier General James B. Nuttall was born July 8, 1914 in Schley, Va. He received his bachelor of science degree in 1935 and his master’s degree in 1939 from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, Md. He also served his rotating internship with the University of Maryland during 1939-1941.

General Nuttall entered the U.S. Army in 1941 as commander, Clearing Company, 104th Medical Regiment. In 1942 he became squadron surgeon with the 2d Bombardment Group, American Theater, and in 1943, squadron surgeon and then group surgeon with the 376th Bombardment Group, European Theater of Operations.

In 1945 he returned to the States where he was assigned as attending surgeon, Randolph Field, Tex., and later chief, Department of Military Medicine, School of Aviation Medicine at Randolph Field.

In 1948 General Nuttall was appointed Air Force member of the Secretariat of the Committee on Medical Sciences, Research and Development Board, Department of Defense, Washington, D.C. He returned to Randolph AFB in 1950 as chief, Department of Aviation Medicine, School of Aviation Medicine.

He served in 1953 as a Medical Exchange Officer with the Royal Air Force, London, England, and during 1953-1954 he was assigned chief of Aviation Medicine, Office of the Surgeon, United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE), and commander, 7112th Central Medicine Group, USAFE, Wiesbaden, Germany.

In 1956 he returned to Washington, D.C. to assume duties of chief of Aviation Medicine Division, Office of the Surgeon General, Headquarters United States Air Force, and later deputy director of Professional Services, Office of the Surgeon General.

During 1960-1961, General Nuttall attended the School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md. Later in 1961, he was assigned as aerospace medical advisor to the Bioastronautics Director, Headquarters Space Systems Division, Los Angeles, Calif.

Returning to Wiesbaden in 1963, General Nuttall again assumed command of the 7112th Central Medicine Group and later served as deputy surgeon with Headquarters USAFE, Lindsey Air Station, Germany. In April 1966 he assumed command of the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks AFB, Tex. In July 1967 he returned to USAFE as Chief, USAFE Central Aeromedical Services until March 1968 when he was appointed surgeon of Strategic Air Command.

During the period 1942-1947 General Nuttall attended the Medical Field Service School, Carlisle, Pa., the School of Aviation Medicine, Randolph Field, Tex., Clinical Refresher Course, Lackland Hospital, Lackland AFB, Tex., and the Air Intelligence Staff Officers Course, Air University, Ala. In the period 1964-1966, he completed the Air War College Associate Program.

General Nuttall is a Diplomat in Aerospace Medicine, American Board of Preventative Medicine; a fellow in Aviation Medicine, the American College of Preventative Medicine, the American College of Physicians and International Academy of Aerospace Medicine. He is a member of the Aerospace Medical Association and the Association of Military Surgeons. He is also a member of Rho Chi (Honorary Pharmaceutical) and Phi Chi (Medical Fraternity).

General Nuttall’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star Medal, the Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Commendation Ribbon, the University Gold Prize Award, School of Medicine, University of Maryland and the USAF Certificate of Achievement in Aviation Medicine. He is the author of a number of publications on aviation medicine and has made numerous presentations before medical and scientific symposia.

(as of April 1968)