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Shown are four unique, full screen, pictures of the P-39 Airacobra ( also known as, P-39 Cobra, P-400, MK-1 ), diamond and platinum brooch of Larry and Lucille Bell, ( 1942 ). ------ Both brooches were presented to Larry Bell, in secret, by King Peter II, Godson of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth I, of Great Britain. ( United Kingdom ). ------ The "Silver Bullet" / "VICTORY IN EUROPE" / "V-E DAY", brooch was secretly presented to Larry Bell in July, 1945, during a Royal Visit to the Wheatfield Plant of The Bell Aircraft Company. ------ Germany surrendered May 7, 1945 ---- During a British, nation wide, radio address, Winston Churchill declared "VICTORY IN EUROPE" -- better known as -- "V-E DAY" -- on May 8, 1945. This marked the end of World War Two, in Europe. ---- Japan surrendered September 2, 1945, marking the end of World War Two, world wide. --------- These two royal gifts are the most valuable symbols of British and American cooperation during World War Two. ---- During this time period, ( World War Two ), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth I, refused to leave Great Britain due to the never ending bombing from Hitler's forces. Winston Churchill and King Peter II made the trip from the United Kingdom to the United States of America -- See "Part 2 and part 5 - P-39 Airacobra Brooches" for a more detailed accounting of historical and educational description. -- ( Picture #1 -- The diamond and platinum brooch is placed on a 1/2 inch square grid chart ).
This brooch is one of the most valuable diamond and platinum brooches in the history of aviation and possibly the most valuable World War Two national treasure. Both brooches were held in a secret bank trust and were only shown to the lawyers and bankers in direct care of this and other items given to Lawrence Dale Bell, founder of Bell Aircraft Company, ( today known as Bell Helicopter, a Division of Textron, Bell, ). Both brooches are currently located within The United States of America.
The Bell Aircraft P-93 Airacobra, ( P-39 Cobra, P-400, MK-1) was used heavily during world war 2, and was used as escort aircraft for President Franklin D. Roosevelt of the United States, and King George VI, Queen Elizabeth I, and Winston Churchill of the United Kingdom. -- Picture #3 shows both brooches photographed together. This photograph shows the size and unique aspects for comparison to each other. ( Diamond and platinum brooch, along with the solid silver "Silver Bullet", ( "V-E Day" ), brooch ).
The above pictures show more detail from different angles. click on the above pictures for full screen view, then magnify. Research is ongoing on these pieces and the location of this and other items left behind by Lucille M. Bell, is confidential. Both items are privately owned and have never been placed on public display. Many museums and institutions have been involved in research, both in the USA, Europe, and other countries. ( photographic examination only ). See Part 2 and Part 5 -- for a more detailed historical and educational description. ----- ( Also "Google" ---- "The Bell Diamond" of Lawrence Dale "Larry" Bell ---- A 6.18 ct. emerald cut diamond, given to Lucille M. Bell, ( wife ), by Larry Bell, founder of The Bell Aircraft Company. )
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