Died October 30,2002
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
1. June 40 - Feb. 41 Flying cadet
2. Feb. 41 - Aug. 41 Tactical officer and advanced flying instructor, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
3. Aug. 41 - Mar. 43 Commanding officer and Commandant of Cadets, Air Force Primary Flying School, Bennettsville, S.C.
4. Mar. 43 - Dec. 43 B-26, B-24 combat training
5. Dec. 43 - Aug. 45 Combat duty - Eighth Air Force
6. Aug. 45 - Sept. 48 B-24s, P-51s - Headquarters U.S. Air Force
7. Sept. 48 - Mar. 49 Air University instructor, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
8. Mar. 49 - Sept. 49 Special Study Group - Headquarters U.S. Air Force
9. Sept. 49 - June 51 Advanced degree - Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
10. June 51 - Aug. 51 Research and analysis, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
11. Aug. 51 - July 52 Special assistant to commander Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Wiesbaden, Germany
12. July 52 - June 53 Director, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Paris Office
13. June 53 - Nov. 54 Special assistant to assistant secretary of defense, Washington, D C.
14. Nov. 54 - Sept. 55 Assistant, Plans and Coordinating Branch Plans Division, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
15. Sept. 55 June 56 Member, General Project Team, Plans and Division Office, Washington, D.C.
16. Jan. 56 - Aug. 56 Assistant, Office of Plans, Washington, D.C.
17. Aug. 56 - June 57 Student officer, National War College, Washington, D.C.
18. June 57 - July 59 Director of operations, Headquarters 4th Air Division, Barksdale Air Force Base, La.
19. July 59 - Jan. 62 Wing commander, 4245th Strategic Wing, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas
20. Jan. 62 - May 64 Wing commander, 2d Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, La.
21. May 64 - present Division commander, 45th Air Division, Loring Air Force Base, Maine
DECORATIONS AND MEDALS
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
American Defense Service Medal
Bronze Star Medal
World War II Victory Medal
American Campaign Medal
Distinguished Flying Cross with three clusters
Army of Occupation Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Medal with 12 oak leaf clusters
Distinguished Unit Citation
French Croix De Guerre
Air Force Longevity Service Award with four oak leaf clusters
(Current as of August 1964)