Frank B Elliott

media-7267.jpeg UPL 7267 P-51D 44-63219 OS-Y "FNoodle"
LTCOL Frank Elliott
2nd Scouting Force
formerly Squadron Commander - 466th BG - 787th BS

466th BG Historian

Object Number - UPL 7267 - P-51D 44-63219 OS-Y "FNoodle" LTCOL Frank Elliott 2nd Scouting Force formerly Squadron Commander - 466th BG - 787th BS

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



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


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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


  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Carioca-Bev
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Nicknames: FNoodle
  • Unit: 2nd Scouting Force


  • Date: 30 August 1944
  • Date: 27 August 1944
  • Date: 26 August 1944
  • Date: 25 August 1944
  • Date: 11 August 1944


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


Event Location Date Description


Washington, DC, USA 9 January 1917


Promoted to Brigadier General

LoringAFB, Limestone, ME, USA 22 June 1964


North Garden, VA 22959, USA 26 October 2002
Riverton, NJ 08077, USA 402 Fulton Street


466th BG Ops Officer/787th BS Commander

Attlebridge, Norwich NR9, UK


2nd Bomb Wing Commander

Barksdale AFB, LA, USA



Merged with duplicate entry to include details from :
466th BG Historian;
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


466th BG Historian


Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Frank B Elliott: Gallery (4 items)