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Banks, Zeb Elwood

Rank and Name, Aviation Radioman Second Class Zeb Elwood Banks.

Unit/Placed in, Bombing Squadron 89 (VB-89), United States Navy.


Zeb is born approx. on 16 Sep. 1922 in Arapahoe, North Carolina.

Father, Willie Bryan Banks.

Mother, Rosa (Willis) Banks.

Sister(s), Lela and Evelyn Randolph Banks.

Brother(s), Harold Lee Banks.


Zeb enlisted the service in North Carolina with service number # 6572185.

Zeb‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a SB2C  were,

Ltjg.    D. A. Raymond        Pilot

Arm2. Zeb E. Banks           Radio Operator/Gunner

Zeb died when they collided with a other plane, got in a spin and crashed in California on 8 June, 1945, he is honored with a Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Zeb is buried/mentioned at World War II West Coast Memorial

San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA.

Zeb also has a Memorial Grave at Lewis Memorial Park

Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, USA.


Thanks to, https://www.fold3.com/

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com and Europe 1940-1945 on Facebook.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org


Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

Bombing Squadron 89 (VB-89)
Curtiss SB2C Helldiver
USS Antietam (CV-36) Carrier embarked from
His rank Aviation Radioman Second Class
Reburied in the U.S.A.
Registration Card