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Orrin Dwight Bell

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Bell, Orrin

Bell, Orrin Dwight. b. September 5, 1897, NYC; Pilot; Attended Vitoria University in Toronto, Canada; Prior military service during WWI in the British Royal Flying Corps, downed six aircraft and a Zeplin; Entrepreneur and Pilot; No political affiliation; Domicile 2237 Grand Avenue, NYC; Arrived in Spain on December 21, 1936, Served with the Republican Airforce, pilot, failed to make flight checks; Returned to the US on May 3, 1937 aboard the Queen Mary; WWII US Army Aircorps, Captain in March 1943, assigned to Ferry Command; d. August 5, 1943, Staten Island, New York.

Source: USSDA 2:0401, 52:0711; John Carver Edwards, Airmen Without Portfolio, Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, 1997; Ancestry.

Photograph: Orin D. Bell. Photograph from Jan Josef Safarik. 

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