|Birth: ||May 24, 1902|
|Death: ||Aug. 20, 1969|
United States Air Force Lieutenant General who was Commanding General of the 1st Bombardment Wing and the 17th Bombardment Training Wing during World War II.
WW2 USAAF Colonel Frank A. Armstrong commanding officer of the 97th Bomb Group from July 31st 1942 to September 27th 1942.
Combat operations by the group began on 17 August 1942, when the 97th BG flew the first Eighth Air Force heavy bomber mission of the war, attacking the Rouen-Sotteville marshalling yards in France. The lead aircraft of the group, Butcher Shop, was piloted by the Group Commander, Colonel Frank A. Armstrong, and squadron commander Major Paul W. Tibbets (who later flew the Enola Gay to Hiroshima Japan on the first atomic bomb mission). In the leading aircraft of the second attacking flight, Yankee Doodle, flew General Ira C. Eaker, the commanding general of the Eighth Air Force Bomber Command. The 97th BG conducted a total of 14 missions from Polebrook, attacking airfields, marshalling yards, industries, naval installations, and other targets in France and the Low Countries. The group sortied 247 aircraft, dropped 395 tons of bombs on Nazi-controlled territory, and lost 14 aircraft.
Frank Alton Armstrong (1930 - 1967)*
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Section 34 Lot 13-A
Maintained by: John Dowdy
Originally Created by: Russ Jacobs
Record added: May 09, 2005
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