|AFM 200-25 16 January
1961 Korean War POW/MIA Network
Bell, Donald Edwin
1st Lt; AO 814007
Identifying Data: Birth Date. 6 August 1924 Race.
Circumstances of Loss:
1. Reported MIA 26 January 1952.
2. Lt Bell's plane departed its base at 2303 hours, 25 January 1952, for a night intrude: mission over North Korea. At 0105, 26 January 1962, the pilot reported that he was proceeding to attack three lights 5 to 10 miles north of the flare ship with which he had been working. The plane was not heard from again.
Birthplace. Yuba City, Calif.
Cities of Residence. Yuba City, Calif. Fair Oaks, Calif.; Washington, D.C.
WW II Service. Air Offensive, Europe; Rhineland Campaign; Rome (Arno Campaign) ; Naples (Fogrgia Campaign); North France Campaign; Normandy Campaign; prisoner of war in Germany.
Wife & Children. (redacted)
Civilian Schools. High School, Fair Oaks, Calif.; University of California, 2 years, prelaw; Golden Gate College, Calif., LL.B., 1951; George Washington University, Washington. D.C., V£ year, pre-Iaw.
Military Schools. Monroe, La. (preflight navigation, May 43); Coral Gables, Fla. (advanced navigation, Oct. 43); Ellington AFB, Tex. (navigation refresher, Jun. 61); Langley AFB, Va. (combat crew training, Sept 51).
Previous Occupation. Insurance claims investigator; clerk, Department of Justice, FBI.
Languages. Reads French and Latin fairly well.
Hobbies. Book collecting.