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Lawrence D Bell

Lawrence D. Bell

Location: Just west of the intersection of W. Main St./SR 25 and Oak St., Mentone, near 500 W. Main St. (Kosciusko County, Indiana) 

Installed 1995 Indiana Historical Bureau and Bell Aircraft Museum

ID# : 43.1995.1


Born in Mentone, Lawrence D. Bell (1894-1956) became one of America's foremost aviation pioneers. He founded Bell Aircraft Corporation in Buffalo, New York, 1935. Advanced aircraft manufactured included Bell helicopters, America's first jet, and Bell X-1, first plane to fly faster than speed of sound.


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