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A B-17 Flying Fortresses (DF-A, serial number 44-8651) nicknamed "Lorraine" and (DF-N, serial number 43-37993) nicknamed "Mah Ideel" of the 91st Bomb Group in flight during a mission, August 1944. Image by Dale J Darling, 91st Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: '44-8651 DF-A, Lorraine, Mah Ideel, 43-37993 Aug 44.'



  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...


  • Dale Darling

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Dale J Darling served as a radio operator with the 91st Bomb Group. He took many colour photographs while he was based with the group at Bassingbourn.


  • 43-37993 Mah Ideel

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/6/44; Kearney 23/6/44; Dow Fd 9/7/44; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-U] Bassingbourn 23/7/44; 324BS [DF-N]; several times ship sustained battle damage but survived 72m Returned to the USA Bradley 11/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains,...

  • 44-8651

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/11/44; Hunter 9/12/44; Dow Fd 22/12/44; 324BS/91BG [DF-A] Bassingbourn 2/2/45; {21+m} transferred 306BG Thurleigh 24/5/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 10/7/46. LORRAINE.


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:30:39 AAM AAM ingest

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