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Crew members of the 755th Bomb Squadron, pose beside a Consolidated B-24 42-52382 'Wurf'Less' somewhere in England. 26 March 1944.

Rear L-R : S/Sgt Gene R Groll, 2Lt Paul M Stout, S/Sgt Elvin C Detisch, T/Sgt Wilbert L Grote, S/Sgt Edward R Worrell, 1Lt Edwin A Grant.
Front L-R : S/Sgt Charles B Burton Jr, 1Lt Edward C Gibbons, 1Lt Julius Gross, T/Sgt Joseph Conowall.

NARA Ref 342-FH-3A12059-A81749AC.



  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb Group

    The 458th Bomb Group (H) entered combat with the 8th Air Force in February 1944. Based at Horsham St. Faith in England, the combat crews participated in the decisive Campaigns 'Big Week', 'Big B', D-Day and the assault on Germany's oil industry waged...

  • 752nd Bomb Squadron


  • Charles Burton

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner

  • Joseph Conowall

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator; Waist Gunner
    Bombing missions over Europe from December 1943 to June 1944 DFC

  • Elvin Detisch

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Air gunner
    Assigned to 752BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Gunner on B-24 42-52382. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Edward Gibbons

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier

  • Edwin Grant

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Assigned to 752BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 13 missions. Instructor pilot in B-24 41-28718 on mission to Berlin. Attacked by Fw190's and dropped out of formation in spin with one engine knocked out. Landed in Rinkaby, Sweden, Interned (INT), 29...

  • Gene Groll


  • Julius Gross

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator

  • Wilbert Grote


  • Paul Stout

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot

  • Edward Worrell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner



Date Contributor Update
17 August 2016 12:14:06 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations