Gerald Gordon Bell

Gerald Gordon Bell (Photo credit: E.F. Cheesman, from Norman Frank’s Osprey book: Osprey’s 5/5a Aces of World War 1)

Soldier’s Details:

Born: June 11, 1890
Where: Ottawa, Ontario
Died: Unknown, survived war
Relation: 1st cousin 2x removed

Enlisted: Feb 1, 1915 (page 1, page 2)
Married: No
Reg. #: n/a
Regiment: 38th Battalion, 17, 22, 47 Sqadrons RFC, No. 150 Squadron RAF
Rank: Lieutenant
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, The Legion of Honour, Croix de Guerre

View his Photo Gallery on Flickr


February 1915
1   – Appointed Lieutenant with 38th Battalion at Ottawa 

January 1917
9   – Seconded to the Royal Flying Corps 

April 1917
8   – Observer/Gunner with No. 22 Squadron and was credited with his first victory near Regny, France. His pilot was Lt. LW Beale

May 1917
3   –  Scored victory #2, pilot was EAH Ward

July 1917
29 – Scored victory #3 near Tortequesne, France. Pilot was EAH Ward

April 1918
13 – Having trained as a pilot he joined No. 47 Squadron in Greece. On April 13th he scored his fourth victory which he shared with Lt. Charles Green near Brajkovic.

May to September 1918
– Joined No. 150 squadron and was credited with 12 more victories between May and September 1918.

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