Emmett Hays Bell

Military

Object Number - UPL 7184 - 2nd Lt Lawrence Cook Crew: Back Row L to R: Thomas Mikulka-TG; John J Alexander, Jr-WG; Milo Blakely-WG; Jay Joyce-RO; John R Kyler-BGT; John...

Shot down by fighters and flak on return from mission to Frankfurt on 4 February 1944 in B-17F #42-30423. Prisoner of War (POW).
Note : his records at NARA (Enlistment and POW) have his first name as Emmet (one T). His 1942 Draft registration card has Emmett, signed that way by himself. He ended his career in the Air Force with the rank of Major.

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 407th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32363852
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 407th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36030654 at enlistment, then O-754310
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 407th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39307023
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 407th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13096872
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Engineer/Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 407th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17064330 at enlistment, then O-747079
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 326th Bomb Squadron

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Annamoriah, Calhoun County, West Virginia 1920-09-25

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Barth 1944-02-04 Interned at Stalag Luft 1, Barth, Germany. NARA WWII POW record: "Returned to Military Control on 8 June 1945."
Baltimore, Maryland

Enlisted

1942-03-24 Baltimore, Maryland

Died

1990-08-21

Buried

Emmett Bell rests at the Little Rock National Cemetery in Little Rock, Arkansas

Revisions

Date27 May 2020 08:43:29
ContributorED-BB
Sources

MACR 2237
NARA WWII Enlistment records
NARA WWII POW records
WWII Draft Card
VA Gravesite Locator

Date27 Sep 2014 18:09:08
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2237 / MACR 2237, 8th AF Losses / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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