Milestones: Aug. 11, 1930

Born. To Herbert von Thaden, airplane manufacturer, and Mrs. Louise McPhetridge Thaden, noted aviatrix; a son. Last year Mrs. Thaden won the women's air derby from Santa Monica, Calif, to Cleveland, Ohio in 21 hr. 29 min. flying time; once held a women's endurance record of 22 hr. subsequently bettered by the late Marvel Crosson.

Engaged. Capt. John Henry Towers, pioneer aeronaut (commander of the Navy's NC-4, first successful trans-Atlantic flight, 1919), assistant director of U. S. Naval aviation during the War; to Mile Anne Pierre de Grandmont, of Paris. Capt. Tower's first wife...

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