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Elvin Charles Detisch


Assigned to 752BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Gunner on B-24 42-52382.

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.



  • Edwin Grant

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    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...

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Units served with

  • 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


Associated Place

  • Horsham St Faith

    Military site : airfield
    Horsham St Faith was an RAF Bomber Command Station opened in June 1940. It was home to Bristol Blenheim medium-bombers, and was for a time occupied by fighters, including those of No. 19 Squadron and No. 264 Squadron. From September 1942 the airfield...


Event Location Date
Born Pittsburgh, PA 20 November 1918

Son of Henry and Aurelia [Degenhardt] Detisch.

Enlisted Pittsburgh, PA 21 February 1941

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Based Horsham St Faith 1943 – 1944

Assigned to 752BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Masontown, PA 13 February 1985
Buried LaFayette Memorial Park Brier Hill Fayette County PA 16 February 1985

LaFayette Memorial Park
Brier Hill
Fayette County
Pennsylvania, USA


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02 February 2021 23:38:42 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events and person associations
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07 April 2020 19:40:32 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "#" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

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17 August 2016 12:27:05 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations