Bell, Helen

This project has been completed. You can view the transcribed interview with Helen Bell and other military veterans at here.


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    Interview with Helen Bell (Interviewer: Iris Howell-de Nijs)

Helen Cooney Bell was born on October 28, 1919 in the town of Goldendale in Klikitat County, Washington. For much of her life, Bell lived in the city of Roseburg, Oregon. She entered military service in World War II with the U.S. Army Medical Corps as a hospital dietician, reaching the rank of First Lieutenant during her military career. Bell served in WWII from November 4, 1943, to April 22, 1946. Later in life, she came to live in Raleigh, N.C.