I am going to post this response the question Pat McGregor from the UK just asked via the comments section. I’m doing that to encourage anyone else who comes to this site to use it as a source for contacting those who may be involved or researching the Allied airmen in Buchenwald, my so-called Buchenwald Flyboys.
Yes Pat, I do have some info on the two your dad’s fellow airmen. But only a little. All of it comes from Art Kinnis and Stan Booker’s book called “168 Jumped Into Hell.” Not sure if you can find this book, but if not let me know and I will see if I can help you. It has the personal accounts of many of the flyers–not in a very good or professional form but it is great information for those interested. Unfortunately, neither Fernandez or Nuttall contributed their own personal accounts. It appears for one reason that at the time of the assimilation of the information (1999 about) J. J. Fernandez was deceased. I will closer for any more references about him in this book but he does appear on the complete list of the 168 on page 137 and again on page 156. His Buchenwald ID number was 78352.
Cyril Nuttal (78366) was apparently in the hospital or infirmary when the main group of flyers was rescued on October 20. He was released later but I am not certain if he also ended up in Stalag Luft III after his release. I will look through this book again to see if I can find some additional info.
Thanks for your inquiry and I hope this is helpful. I appreciate the reference to the book and I will see if I can find that. If you have any additional information or sources to share, that would be much appreciated. In the meantime, I hope you keep following this website as I get the chapters completed and please do comment.