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Luther J Fairbanks

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 96th Bomb Group

    96th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 96th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses to targets across occupied Europe from May 1943 to April 1945. ...

  • Headquarters (96th Bomb Group)

Missions

  • 667

    6 October 1944

  • 674

    12 October 1944
    Black Week

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Burt, IA 50522, USA 31 January 1906
Commander 395th BG Ephrata, WA 98823, USA February 1943 – March 1943
Commander 399th BG Wendover, UT, USA 1 April 1943 – 1 October 1943
Commander 466th BG Attlebridge, Norwich, Norfolk NR9, UK 1 August 1944 – 30 October 1944
Died Des Moines, IA, USA 15 September 1984
Buried Burt, IA 50522, USA 19 September 1984

Burt Township Cemetery
Burt
Kossuth County
Iowa, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 October 2016 11:18:39 general ira snapsorter Changes to unit associations and media associations
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia;
- Snetterton Falcons, pg 10
- 466thHistorian

Date Contributor Update
16 May 2015 03:49:13 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
03 December 2014 22:44:05 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
26 November 2014 17:54:11 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, role, place associations and media associations
Sources

466th BG HIstorian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:25 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster in the book ATTLEBRIDGE ARSENAL by Wassom & Brassfield, p345

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