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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. C H Bell


Charles Henry Bell was born on 14th March 1913 in West Hartlepool, the son of Henry Bell and Margaret bell (nee Meeks).

The 1939 Census records him as a 'Bank Clerk'.

Bell joined the RAFVR in August 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot and was called up at the outbreak of war. He completed his training and joined 234 Squadron in September 1940.

On 9th October he crashed on landing at St. Eval in Spitfire R6621, following the destruction of a Do17 off Newquay.

On 2nd March 1941 Bell failed to return from escorting HMS Resolution off the Scilly Isles in Spitfire I N3101.

He is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 39.


Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner.


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