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Gwyn W Bell


Assigned to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD).

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.


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. ...

  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter Group

    The 359th Fighter Group flew 346 missions from East Wretham between December 1943 and April 1945. In the main these missions were escorting bombers flying over occupied Europe. The Group, soon after converting from Thunderbolts to Mustangs, were...

  • 370th Fighter Squadron

Associated Place

  • East Wretham

    Military site : airfield
    East Wretham was not improved to Class A standard. It retained its shorter runways, although eventually pierced-steel planking was laid to make take offs and landings easier for the Thunderbolt, and then Mustang, pilots. Steel matting was also laid to...


Event Location Date
Born Dorchester County, SC, USA 3 December 1923
Lived in St George, South Carolina 1942
Enlisted Miami Beach, FL, USA 1 February 1943
Crashed Punta Gorda, FL, USA 25 August 1944

Stall or Spin 2.5 mi SE of Punta Gorda AAF, FL Cat 5 damage 2Lt Gwyn W Bell, 25-Aug-44.

P-40N 43-24142 - RTU 344BU 3AF

Based East Wretham March 1945 – September 1945

Assigned to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF.

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

Completed Tour of Duty (ETD).

Died Simpsonville, SC, USA 27 June 2011


Date Contributor Update
25 October 2016 14:11:09 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:45 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list / Unit History