Lieutenant Augustus "Gus" Elliott

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Lieutenant Albert Augustus Elliott, Jr

Also Known As: "Gus"
Birthplace: Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, United States
Death: July 30, 2002 (78)
Panama City Beach, Bay County, Florida, United States (Alzheimers)
Immediate Family:

Son of Albert Augustus Elliott, Sr and Ora Manta Elliott
Husband of Private
Father of Carolyn Holmes; Dianna Elizabeth Suttle and Private
Brother of Minnie Elizabeth Elliott and Mary Willie Freeman

Occupation: Cost Accountant
Managed by: Carolyn Holmes
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About Lieutenant Augustus "Gus" Elliott

Albert Augustus "Gus" Elliott, Jr. was the son of Albert A. Elliott and Manta Garrett Elliott of Tuscaloosa, Al. He was born on April 21, 1924 at Birmingham, AL.

Albert Augustus "Gus" Elliott, Jr. and Sarah Elizabeth Grissom were married December 15, 1945. She was the daughter of William Alonzo Grissom and Lela Elizabeth Allgood of Birmingham, Al.

He was the father of three children: Sarah Carolyn Holmes (Elliott), Dianna Elizabeth Suttle (Elliott) and Albert Augustus "Skip" Elliott III.

Albert A. "Gus" Elliott was a Veteran of World War II. Served in" Lighter than Air" as a Lt. in the US Navy during World War II. He was in Lakehurst flight class L-22, which graduated 1 April 1943.

He spent some of his war time assigned to ZP-21 (Airship squadron 21) headquartered South of Miami, where the Miami Zoo parking lot is today. (The parking lot is the former WW2 Blimp landing mat) That was called Naval Air Station Richmond (NAS Richmond) during WW2. ZP-21 had detachment bases including at Banana River (kind of Cape Canaveral / Kennedy) and Isle of Pines, off Cuba. Guantanamo was another detachment base some of the time. ZP-21 was the most active Blimp base during much of WW2. He was promoted from Ensign to Lt(jg) on 1 May, 1944.

Gus Elliott was a Cost Accountant by profession. He & his wife, Sarah owned & operated a Pipe & Tobacco shop called the Tinder Box, along with their son, Skip Elliott & a small staff of part-timers, in the old Brookwood Village Shopping Center located in a suburb of Birmingham, Al. The store took on a life of it's own when Gus & Sarah retired & moved to Fl. The store moved out of the mall & into it's permanent location in Homewood, Al under the name of The Briary and is currently operating under the proprietorship of their son, Skip Elliott.

Gus Elliott passed away at his home in Panama City Beach, Fl on July 30, 2002 at the age of 78. He was cremated and his ashes will be interred at a later date.

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Lieutenant Augustus "Gus" Elliott's Timeline

April 21, 1924
Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, United States
July 30, 2002
Age 78
Panama City Beach, Bay County, Florida, United States