Loup City, Nebraska


Loren Bell was born in Loup City Nebraska and attended the Teachers College at Kearney for two years before transferring to the University of Nebraska.

He enlisted in the Army in 1940 and began pilot's training. He commissioned in September of 1941. He then became a bombardier and trained other bombardiers. He died in a plane crash near Venice, Florida on July 10, 1945.

Branch of Service

Army Air Force



Military Occupational Specialty


Death Date


Original Source Location

UNK Archives Briggs Collection, Box 23, Envelope 3

Additional Information

Additional information available in the 1946 Blue and Gold yearbook, viewable at http://library.unk.edu/archives/ . If you'd like to schedule a visit to view these materials in person, or if you'd like to submit additional information, please contact us.



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