Frank B ElliottMilitary
LTCOL Frank Elliott
2nd Scouting Force
formerly Squadron Commander - 466th BG - 787th BS
466th BG Historian
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
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Units served with
|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