Top 100 business founders in the World No.32: Lawrence Dale Bell- Bell Aircraft Corporation

27-10-2016

(Worldkings)Lawrence Dale "Larry" Bell (April 5, 1894 – October 20, 1956) was an American industrialist and founder of Bell Aircraft Corporation.

1894: born in Indiana, US.

1912: became airplane mechanic, and in 1913 employed by Glen L. Martin Company, eventually became General Manager before leaving there to join in Consolidated Aircraft Corporation in 1928.

1935: formed the Bell Aircraft Corporation, mainly focused on producing fighter airplane.

1946: developed and produced the commercial licensed helicopter.

1947: produced the rocket power Bell X1 that break the sound barrier.

1956: passed away.


Le Minh- Worldkings.org (source: nationalaviation.org)

 

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