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Reminiscences of Lawrence Dale Bell, 1955

Creator: Bell, Lawrence Dale, 1894-1956
Project: Aviation project.
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Phys. Desc. :sound file : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Corporation executives

Scope and Contents

Fully transcribed, but undigitized interview includes: speeches from management dinners, Bell Aerospace Corp.; broadcast from world-record helicopter flight, Texas to Niagara Falls, 1952; Larry Bell Library dedication, Mentone, Indiana, 1955; first contact with airplane; exhibition flying; developing various types of planes; barnstorming; Bell Aircraft from 1935: developing the company, new techniques, new planes, work for military; world records; developing the helicopter; first supersonic flight. Impressions of Glenn Martin, Lincoln Beachey, Generals Henry H. Arnold and William S. Knudsen and others. Audio only covers a portion of the transcript: page 199 and pages 214-235.


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