Bell, Lawrence

Bell, Lawrence (Dale)

(1894–1956) aircraft designer; born in Mentone, Ind. He began as an airplane mechanic, then worked in management for several companies including Glenn Martin. In 1935 he organized the Bell Aircraft Corporation which produced helicopters, guided missiles, and other aircraft. In 1947 he designed the X-1, the first rocket-propelled airplane, in which Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier.
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In his profile on Bell, Lawrence Booth writes: "It was hard to ignore his style.
Previous holders and challengers have included the inventor Alexander Graham Bell, Lawrence of Arabia, and four previous holders of the world land speed record.
facility in Bell, Lawrence Ledent, a truck driver from Los Angeles, and Anthony Hart, a dock worker from La Puente, were arrested and charged with grand theft.