Milestones, Nov. 20, 1944

Killed in Action. Lieut. Wells Lewis, 27, sandy-haired son of Sinclair Lewis (by his first wife, now Mrs. Grace Hegger Casanova of Manhattan), himself a novelist (They Still Say No); in France.

Died. Georges Suarez, 48, first-tried, first-convicted prominent French collaborationist, onetime editor of Aujourd'hui (TIME. Nov. 6); before a firing squad; in Paris.

Died. George David Birkhoff, 60, famed Harvard mathematician, proponent of the "Perfect Fluid" four-dimensional theory of gravitation (alternative to Einstein's); of a heart attack; in Cambridge, Mass.

Died. Edward James McNamara, 60, jovial actors' actor; of a heart attack; in...

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