Lawrence D. Bell
Location: Just west of the intersection of W. Main St./SR 25 and Oak St., Mentone, near 500 W. Main St. (Kosciusko County, Indiana)
Installed 1995 Indiana Historical Bureau and Bell Aircraft Museum
ID# : 43.1995.1
Born in Mentone, Lawrence D. Bell (1894-1956) became one of America's foremost aviation pioneers. He founded Bell Aircraft Corporation in Buffalo, New York, 1935. Advanced aircraft manufactured included Bell helicopters, America's first jet, and Bell X-1, first plane to fly faster than speed of sound.
Science, Medicine, and Inventions, Transportation