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Dale J Darling

Military

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.

Service

Units served with

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    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...

  • 324th Bomb Squadron

    324th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Home of the Memphis Belle

Aircraft

  • 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,...

Associated Place

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Indiana, USA 2 February 1924
Lived in Lawrenceville, IN 47041, USA 1943
Enlisted Indianapolis, IN, USA 17 March 1943

At Fort Benjamin Harrison

Died 28 March 2006
Buried Aurora, IN, USA

At River View Cemetery

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 August 2016 13:36:28 Lucy May Changes to service number, biography, events and aircraft associations
Sources

NARA enlistment record: https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=1&tf=F&q=dale...

Findagrave record: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=20896660

91st Bomb Group records: http://www.91stbombgroup.com/crewphotos/mah_ideel_crew.html

Date Contributor Update
11 March 2015 09:54:52 Emily Changes to media associations
Sources

Associated images by Dale Darling from the Freeman Collection

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:48 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Lowell Getz

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