Frank Bell, Jr., SSML3c
USS Salt Lake City CA25
USS SLC...Enlisted Navy...Frank Bell, Jr., SSML3c
Frank Bell, Jr. passed away on August 15th, 2011. Information from daughter, Francis Stewart
November 18th, 2002
Frank Bell joined the Navy in Wesloaco, TX. at the age of 17. He served on the SLC from
1942 until 1946 & was in the 5th Division. At the end of WWII, he was part of the crew that participated in "Operation Crossroads".
Below is a picture of the model of the SLC that Frank built out of heavy aluminum. He has
taken it to several SLC Association reunions. It measures 9' 3" in length; 26" in width; 48" in height, and weighs 200 pounds.
1929...The USS Salt Lake City CA25 Heavy Cruiser...1948
"The Swayback Maru"***"The Queen of the Seas"***"The One Ship Fleet"
See More Ship Models|
Ship Picture Index
Memorial Day, 2008|
WWII Veteran Frank Bell, 86 yrs. young, salutes the fallen.
He was in 12 major battles and never had a scratch
Veteran's Day Parade, Wichita, KS.|
Frank & Nola Bell in their 1967 Mustang
towing the 9'x 3" model of the
USS SALT LAKE CITY CA25
built by Frank Bell
SLC MAIN INDEX
SLC MAIN ROSTER
LG. GROUPS MISC. PICTURES SHIP PICTURES SCOUT PLANES HELPFUL INFORMATION
VETERAN'S STORIES SHIP'S STORE SLC ASSOCIATION OFFICIAL DECKLOGS SLC HISTORIAN
The address of this page is bell-frank.htm
Send Questions, Comments or Report Problems to Website Curator, Sandy Eskew
Return to SLC Main Index for Email Address