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Wade T Elliott


Assigned to the 44th Bomb Group as a ground crewman, and arrived in England in May 1943 on board Queen Mary.

Assigned to the armament shack on 20 July 1943, working on bomb racks and ball turret mechanics.

Following 44th Bomb Group's return from temporary duty with the 9th Air Force on 30 August 1943, Elliott trained as an aerial gunner.

Elliott completed 30 missions from February to June 1944, including two missions on D-Day.

Following the war Elliott attended Dartmouth College. He worked in sales for General Electric and Northern Industrial Chemical. On 18 October 2005, he was belated awarded two Oak Leaf Clusters to the air medal, which were presented to him by the 44th Bomb Group Association. He died in New Hampshire in 2009


Units served with



  • 8th Air Force 264

    18 March 1944
    The German aircraft industries and aie depots are the main objectives of this mission. A combined total of 738 heavy bombers from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Air Divisions are despatched to bomb the German aircraft industries at Oberpfaffenhofen and...


Event Location Date
Died New Hampshire 2009


Date Contributor Update
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8th Air Force Legacy page Wade Elliott

'8 Ball Tails', 44th Bomb Group Association Newsletter Winter 2006 and Winter 2009

Mentioned in crew loading list for William Mullholland