William R. Bell

CPL. WILLIAM R. BELL
Corporal William R. Bell has arrived in England, according to word received by his wife, who is now making her home with Corporal Bell's parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Norton, Altoona.  

Corporal Bell entered service in August 1942 and received training at Camp Crowder, MO and Drew Field, Florida.  

He is in the Signal Corps.


Private First Class Charles E. Bell was slightly wounded on February 9 during the fighting in Manila, according to word from the War Department received by his wife, who resides on Shale Ledge Road. He is in the Infantry.

Private First Class Bell entered service about two years ago and has been overseas in the Pacific area for a year, taking part in action on other islands, before going to the Philippines. Guam was the last station. 

He is the son of Mrs. Mary Bell, 311 South Ninth Street, who has another son, Corporal William M. Bell, serving in France.


Serves in Ordnance Company in France
6TH ARMY GROUP, FRANCE--Truckers of the 229th Ordnance Evacuation Company, driving 45-ton trucks with trailers, keep new combat vehicles rolling toward the U.S. Seventh Army Front and "battle casualty" vehicles going back to ordnance repair shops in the rear.

The oldest transport company in operation overseas, the 229th hauled 80 loads of material during three days recently, making a 79-hour run over 140 miles. This included the delivery of new trucks, tank destroyers, and self-propelled and heavy artillery to forward units and the evacuation of damaged vehicles for repair or salvage.

Truckers, maintenance men, clerks, cooks, and supply men of the 229th Ordnance Evacuation Company include Corporal William M. Bell, 311 South Ninth Street.