Technical Sergeant Malcolm Leland Elliot was the son of Leland Dewey Utley Elliott and Della Jane Piles Elliott. He had two sisters, Winifred Madolyn Elliott and Virginia S. Elliott. He was married and worked as a salesperson. He enlisted in the military on August 12, 1942 in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. He was killed in action on November 5, 1943. He is buried in Andersonville Cemetery, Clinton, TN.
392nd Bomber Group, 578 Bomber Squadron, 8th Air Force
Aircraft B-24H with serial number 42-7490, nicknamed Big Assed Bird, was on a bombardment mission to Munster, Germany.
The ship was seen about 5,000 feet below the formation, in trouble. One observer reports the plane being followed down by enemy aircraft and stated that B-24 was in flames. In all, 4 chutes were seen to open, drifting northward.
The aircraft crashed on 5 November 1943 at 1415 hours at Uedem, near Kleve, Germany.
All crewmembers were initially buried on 6 November 1943 in the parish cemetery at Uedem, Germany.
Pilot, 1st Lt Douglas R. Steinmetz
Co-Pilot, 2nd Lt Richard F. Sporrey
Navigator, 2nd Lt William H. Magee
Bombardier, 2nd Lt Edward J. Kempker
Radio Operator, T/Sgt Roy G. Jeans
Engineer, T/Sgt Malcolm L. Elliott
Assistant Engineer, S/Sgt Elda L. Perry
Assistant Radio Operator, S/Sgt Walter B. MacKenzie
Armorer Gunner, S/Sgt Robert E. Spalding
Gunner, S/Sgt George J. Mislinski