Luther J Fairbanks

Military

Object Number - UPL 6984 - Colonel Luther Fairbanks (Commander Officer 466th BG), Lt. Colonel Joseph West (466th BG Exec. Officer), Captain Glenn Miller (Army Air Force Band)...

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Units served with

Three little girls hold up a balloon celebrating the 100th mission of the 466th Bomb Group in front of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-95592) nicknamed "Black Cat". Handwritten caption on reverse: 'On our 100 Mission party Day- 18 Aug 1944, Attlebridge, 466th- wouldn't it be something if we could identify these girls? How could I do it?'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
The insignia of the 96th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Missions

  • Date: 7 August 1944
  • Date: 6 October 1944
  • Date: 12 October 1944

Places

Aerial photograph of Attlebridge airfield, looking north, the fuel store and a T2 hangar are in the upper centre, 31 January 1946. Photograph taken by No. 90 Squadron, sortie number RAF/3G/TUD/UK/51. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Attlebridge Arsenal, Station 120

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Commander 399th BG

Wendover, UT, USA 1943-04-01 - 1943-10-01

Other

Commander 466th BG

Attlebridge, Norwich, Norfolk NR9, UK 1944-08-01 - 1944-10-30

Other

Commander 395th BG

Ephrata, WA 98823, USA

Born

Burt, IA 50522, USA 1906-01-31

Died

Des Moines, IA, USA 1984-09-15

Buried

Burt, IA 50522, USA 1984-09-19 Burt Township Cemetery Burt Kossuth County Iowa, USA

Revisions

Date26 Oct 2016 11:18:39
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

Date16 May 2015 03:49:13
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date3 Dec 2014 22:44:05
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date26 Nov 2014 17:54:11
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG HIstorian

Date27 Sep 2014 18:19:25
ContributorAAM
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

Luther J Fairbanks: Gallery (8 items)