The Bell Team
The Bell Aerosystems Rocket belt complied an unbelievable 100% safetyrecord in over 3,000 flights from 1961 to 1969.
This fantastic recordwas due to the unerring professionalism of the entire Bell Team, especially the technicians.
A special debt of gratitude is owed to them. An overview of pilots can be seen here also.
Please excuse our dust, we are in the process of building this page, anyone who is reading this, if you have
(better) photos of any of the (missing) persons please submit them if you wish to have them on this page. Also if you know
when a colleague has passed away, so I can be respectfull on that delicate subject.
It's been almost 50 years since I was involved with these Bell projects, I want to include and give credit
where credit is due, there are only a gew collegues left, so if you have anything to add to the effort please send it along.
Wendell Moore, inventor Edward Ganczak, tecnical specialist Biagio Mangenello, technical specialist
† May 29, 1969
Ernest "Ernie" Kreutinger, crew chief Edwin "Moon" Mulens,technical specialist John Hulbert, propulsion engineer
Ken Levine, POGO head engineer Les Beukema, technician Ralph Love, technician
† October 22, 2009
Gordon "Gordo" Yaeger, fourth RB pilot Don Hettrick, fifth RB pilot William "Bill" Suitor, sixth RB pilot
† Januari 23, 2005
Doug Meiklejohn, seventh RB pilot Dennis Commerford, eighth and last Bell RB pilot
† November 23, 2012
* On the background, but always there *
Charles F.Kriener Director of PR / RB team