Milestones, May 26, 1947

Born. To Celia Johnson, 38, chosen by New York film critics as 1946's best cinemactress (in J. Arthur Rank's Brief Encounter), and Author-Explorer Peter (Brazilian Adventure) Fleming, 39: their third child, a girl; in Oxfordshire.

Died. Captain Martin L. Smith, 27, one of the Army Air Forces' top jet pilots, holder of the unofficial U.S. speed record (619 m.p.h.), veteran of 78 wartime fighter missions; when his jet-propelled P-80 Lockheed Shooting Star hurtled into the ground; near Xenia, Ohio.

Died. Vance Smith, 31, whose 34-inch height prompted him to claim the title "America's Smallest...

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