P-51D 44-63219 OS-Y "FNoodle"
LTCOL Frank Elliott
2nd Scouting Force
formerly Squadron Commander - 466th BG - 787th BS
Sergeant John Ferriggia is congratulated by Major Hamel and Major Frank Elliott of the 466th Bomb Group at the opening of their new Mess Hall. Image via Ben Fiepel. Printed caption on reverse: 'Opening of 784th BS Mess Hall on 7 May 44. Sgt John Ferriggia being congratulated by Major Hamel (784 CO) and being watched by Maj Frank Elliott.'
Lt. Colonel Frank B. Elliott buzzes his old base at Attlebridge, likely in P-51D-20-NA 44-63219 "FNoodle"
Standing Left to Right: Major Everett Elkins (466th S-2), unidentified female, Lt Smith, Captain Wright, Captain James E. Lightle (Assistant S-2, Security)
Kneeling Left to Right: Major Josiah Child, Lt Colonel Walter A. Smith, Lt. Colonel Frank Elliott
Brigadier General Frank B. Elliott was born in Washington, D.C., in 1917. He graduated from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., with a degree in chemical engineering in 1940.
General Elliott entered the service in 1940 as a flying cadet. He served on combat duty with the Eighth Air Force from 1943 to 1945 and, after returning from overseas, was assigned duty in research and analysis at the Pentagon.
Following an assignment with the U.S. Air Forces in Europe from 1951 to 1954, he was assigned to the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He was responsible for base rights negotiations and was on the planning staff. His position took him to nearly every country of the world.
General Elliott holds a master's degree from Harvard University Business School. He is a command pilot, qualified in B-52 and KC-135 type aircraft.
He assumed command of the 2d Bombardment Wing (Heavy) at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Jan. 15, 1962. Prior to that, he had been assigned to Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. where he commanded the 4245th Strategic Wing.
General Elliott assumed command of the 45th Air Division, with headquarters at Loring Air Force Base, Maine, May 4, 1964. In his present capacity as division commander, General Elliott monitors the control of the 42d Bombardment Wing (Heavy) (Strategic Air Command), at Loring; the 4081st Strategic Wing at Harmon Air Force Base, Newfoundland, and the 4082d Strategic Wing at Goose Air Base, Labrador.
Episcopal Academy, Overbrook, Pa., 1936
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa., 1940
Pilot Training, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., 1941
Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 1951
National War College, Washington, D.C., 1957
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
RANK TEMPORARY PERMANENT
2d Lt Feb. 8, 1941
lst Lt Feb. 1, 1942 Dec. 10, 1944
Capt Aug. 7, 1942
Maj Jan. 27, 1944 July 1, 1948
Lt Col May 23, 1945 Oct. 19, 1950
Col Jan 19, 1951 Sept, 26, 1958
Brig Gen. June 22, 1964
Units served with
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...
27 March 1944
This mission might be likened to a "shotgun blast" as a combined force 714 heavy bombers are despatched form all three Air Divisions to attack 11 different German airfields and air depots in France. Mission summary follows:
30 August 1944
End of Operation Overlord.
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...
Military site : airfield
Originally used from 1940 as a small, grass airfield, satellite for nearby RAF Bassingbourn, Steeple Morden was allocated to the Eighth Air Force in August 1942 as a potential bomber base. It was used briefly by the 3rd Photographic Group during the...
||Washington, DC, USA
||9 January 1917
||Riverton, NJ 08077, USA
402 Fulton Street
|466th BG Ops Officer/787th BS Commander
||Attlebridge, Norwich NR9, UK
||December 1943 – September 1944
|2nd Bomb Wing Commander
||Barksdale AFB, LA, USA
||February 1962 – May 1964
|Promoted to Brigadier General
||LoringAFB, Limestone, ME, USA
||22 June 1964
||North Garden, VA 22959, USA
||26 October 2002