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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Co-producers, Kelli Konop, Brian Bell, Lawrence Grey.
Ertemus Bell, Lawrence Green, Leo Lawson, Sylvester Lewis, and Albert Thetfort are like family, having faced similar trials adapting to their injuries.
Lawrence's texts, notably The Rainbow and Women in Love, inherit the Nietzschean problematic, and more importantly, suggests Bell, Lawrence "changes the terms" regarding the complexities and intricacies of the learning phenomenon: "Lawrence emerges as a fulfillment of the Nietzschean conception by being its significant anti-type" (179).
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.