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William V Laws of the 91st Bomb Group with his B-17 Flying Fortress (DF-G, serial number 43-37890) nicknamed "Fearless Fosdick" Image by Dale J Darling, 91st Bomb Group. Written on slide casinhg: 'DF-G, 337890 Fearless Fosdick, MIA 21/11/44. Lt WV Laws, pilot.'



  • 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.

  • William Laws

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Records available online show that William V Laws flew at least two different B-17 Flying Fortresses, nicknamed “The Wild Hare” and “Mah Ideel”, as part of a combat tour with the 91st Bomb Group who flew out of Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire. ...


  • 43-37890 Fearless Fosdick

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/6/44; Hunter 10/6/44; Dow Fd 28/6/44; Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF- ] Bassingbourn 29/6/44; Missing in Action 43m Merseburg 21/11/44 with Chas Whitesell, Co-pilot: Bill New, Navigator: Andy Caswell, Bombardier: Jim Patton, Tail gunner:...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:31:02 AAM AAM ingest

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