Skip to main content
Edit entry 

Vance J Elliott


Served in the 3rd Infantry Division and 41st Bomb Group before being assigned as commander of the Station Hospital at Attlebridge.


Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb 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...

  • Headquarters (466th Bomb Group)

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...


Event Location Date
Born Iowa, USA 10 July 1911
Lived in Knoxville, IA 50138, USA 1920
Graduated Iowa City, IA, USA 1939

University of Iowa
College of Medicine

Lived in Knoxville, IA 50138, USA 1942
Died Odessa, TX, USA 22 December 1980
Buried Pella, IA 50219, USA 28 December 1980

Oakwood Cemetery
Pella, Marion Co., Iowa


Date Contributor Update
26 February 2018 17:35:58 466thHistorian Changes to biography and events

research provided by genealogist Marcia Melnyk

Date Contributor Update
01 February 2016 00:07:49 466thHistorian Changes to events

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
14 January 2015 21:59:57 466thHistorian Changes to service number, role and unit associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
15 December 2014 17:25:31 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, highest rank, role, events and place associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:21 AAM AAM ingest

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