ELLIOTT, MAJ. ROBERT GEORGE, USAF (Ret.)
With his family by his side, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 25, 2001, in Hernando Beach, Florida.
Major Elliott, the fourth child of the late Edward and Susanne Edwards Elliott, was born August 4, 1924 in Audobon, New Jersey. Major Elliott completed aviator training on June 27, 1944, in Victoria, Texas. He served as a B-24 pilot in Foggia, Italy, during World War II as a member of the 449th ”Flying Horseman” Bomb Group, 47th Wing, 15th Air Force.
Following the war, Major Elliott married his high school sweetheart, Alice Hohenstein, on June 16, 1945.
He was recalled to service in 1950 during the Korean conflict.
In 1959, Major Elliott and his family moved to Hillcrest Heights, Maryland, where he served as a project officer with the Air Force Research and Development Command out of Andrews and Bolling AFB's. Maj. Elliott retired from active duty in 1967 and moved to Florida in 1982.
Major Elliott was preceded in death by his brother, James ”Bud” Frederick (Private First Class, US Army), who was killed in action during WWII and his sister, Elva Collins. He is survived by his loving wife, Alice and brothers, Harry E. of Audubon and John W. of Canoga Park, CA. Maj. Elliott will be dearly missed by his five children, James F. (Janine) of Derry, PA, Deborah E. Schaub of Burke, VA, Robin E. Vetter of Ft. Myers, Fl, Janice Elliott-Britton (Christopher) of Virginia Beach, VA and Alice E. Collins (Robert) of North Beach, MD; six grandchildren, Karen Schaub Devine (Sean), Joseph Vetter (Kelsey), Scott Collins (Katherine), Phillip Vetter (Shannon), Christopher Collins, David Collins and Elliott Lane Britton and four great-grandchildren (his little angels), Michael Collins, Aaron Vetter, Christianna Vetter and Brady Collins.
Major Elliott will be laid to rest with Full Military Honors in Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday, August 7, 2001 at 11 a.m
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