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Lawrence D. Bell

Location: SR 25 W, Mentone. (Kosciusko County, Indiana)

Erected 1995 Indiana Historical Bureau and Bell Aircraft Museum

ID# : 43.1995.1

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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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Science, Medicine, and Inventions, Transportation