Clarence P. Bell



Preferred Name: 
C.P.

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Date of Birth: October 17, 1933 (September 12, 2016)

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Biography

Units Assigned

  • 492nd Fighter-Bomber Squadron/48th Fighter-Bomber Wing, Luke AFB, AZ (F-100)
  • 492nd Fighter-Bomber Squadron/48th Fighter-Bomber Wing, Viet Nam (F-100)
  • 74th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Commander, England AFB, LA
  • HQ TAC
  • Wing DCM, Clovis AFB, NM 

     

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

F-100

Military Education

Civilian Education

SSS member Clarence P. “CP” Bell (82) headed west September 12, 2016, following a long illness.   Interment was at the Missouri Veterans’ Cemetery in Springfield, MO.

CP served as the 74th TFS Squadron Commander at England AFB. LA and as an F-100 Pilot earlier in the 48FBW/492FBS, Luke AFB and during his combat tour in Viet Nam. His last assignment after HQ TAC was to Clovis AFB, NM, as the Wing DCM.

After the USAF, CP, and Mona moved to their 40 Acre Farm near Joplin, MO and dabbled in Real Estate and Antique sales.  CP’s favorite hobby was a 1940 Ford built for drag racing.

 

 

Biography

Biography

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 492nd Fighter-Bomber Squadron/48th Fighter-Bomber Wing, Luke AFB, AZ (F-100)
  • 492nd Fighter-Bomber Squadron/48th Fighter-Bomber Wing, Viet Nam (F-100)
  • 74th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Commander, England AFB, LA
  • HQ TAC
  • Wing DCM, Clovis AFB, NM 

     

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

F-100

Military Education

Civilian Education

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Headed West

SSS member Clarence P. “CP” Bell (82) headed west September 12, 2016, following a long illness.   Interment was at the Missouri Veterans’ Cemetery in Springfield, MO.

CP served as the 74th TFS Squadron Commander at England AFB. LA and as an F-100 Pilot earlier in the 48FBW/492FBS, Luke AFB and during his combat tour in Viet Nam. His last assignment after HQ TAC was to Clovis AFB, NM, as the Wing DCM.

After the USAF, CP, and Mona moved to their 40 Acre Farm near Joplin, MO and dabbled in Real Estate and Antique sales.  CP’s favorite hobby was a 1940 Ford built for drag racing.