Elliott Howard Blue
Class 44-A-TE
Unit: 477th Bombardment Group

Elliott Blue was from Hampton, Virginia. He was Tuskegee Airmen pilot who graduated from advanced flight training at Tuskegee Army Air Field in class 44-A (twin engine) on 7 Jan 1944.

As a twin-engine pilot, he probably completed his advanced flight training in an A-10 airplane and then went to Mather Field, CA, for training in B-25s before being assigned to the 477th Bombardment Group.

In training he would have flown the PT-17 or PT-19 for primary flight training, the BT-13 for basic flight training, the AT-10 for advanced flight training, the B-25 for transition training, and the B-25 with the 477th Bombardment Group.  Since he flew many different kinds of aircraft in training, he would have flown aircraft with many different serial numbers.  Even after being assigned to the 477th Bombardment Group, the B-25 he flew might not have always been the same aircraft.

The 477th Bombardment Group did not deploy overseas or take part in combat during World War II.

Visit the Red Tail Virtual Museum to see the Lineage and honors history of the 477th Bombardment Group.

The 477th Medium Bombardment Group trained to fly B-25 Mitchell bombers, but the war ended before they saw action.

Source: Dr. Daniel Haulman, PhD, retired Air Force historian

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