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Murray Cecil Bell

Military

Assigned to 375FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD).

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 361st Fighter Group

    361st Fighter Group

    Group
    The 361st Fighter Group was the last P-47 Thunderbolt Group to join the Eighth Air Force. Between 21 January 1944 and 20 April 1945, the Group flew 441 missions, the majority in an escort role in support of bombers flying over occupied Europe. The...

  • 375th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Bottisham

    Military site : airfield
    The P-47 Thunderbolts of the 361st Fighter Group damaged the surfaces of the airfield so much in the first months of flying from Bottisham that American engineers were called in to lay a new runway. In January 1944 they constructed a 1,470-yard-long...

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Lived in Anderson, SC, USA 1942
Enlisted Fort Jackson Blvd, Columbia, SC, USA 13 June 1942

Fort Jackson
Columbia
South Carolina
USA

Based Bottisham 27 January 1944 – September 1945

Assigned to 375FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF

Crashed Bottisham, Cambridge CB25, UK 7 June 1944

Crash Landing Bottisham/Sta 374 Cat 3 damage 2Lt Murray C Bell, 7-Jun-44.

P-51B15 42-106917 - 375FS 361FG 8AF

Promotion Bottisham, Cambridge CB25, UK August 1944

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK September 1945

Completed Tour of Duty (ETD).

Died Anderson County, SC, USA 25 April 1972
Buried Anderson, SC, USA May 1972

Silver Brook Cemetery
Anderson
Anderson County
South Carolina
USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 October 2016 18:18:39 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/87759711_murray_c%20bell/details/
https://www.fold3.com/image/198247826/?terms=Murray%20C%20Bell
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Bell%2C+Murray+C
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=89769158

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:24 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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