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Frank B 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


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

  • 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...

  • 2nd Scouting Force
  • 787th Bomb Squadron



  • 8th Air Force 282

    27 March 1944
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  • 541

    11 August 1944

  • 570

    25 August 1944

  • 576

    26 August 1944

  • 584

    27 August 1944

  • 590

    30 August 1944
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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...

  • Steeple Morden

    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...


Event Location Date
Born Washington, DC, USA 9 January 1917
Lived in Riverton, NJ 08077, USA 1942

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
Died North Garden, VA 22959, USA 26 October 2002


Date Contributor Update
20 September 2016 03:51:12 466thHistorian Changes to biography, awards and events

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21 October 2015 11:14:39 general ira snapsorter Changes to events

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

Date Contributor Update
03 January 2015 20:36:26 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, role, unit associations and place associations

466th BG Historian

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