Milestones, Jun. 3, 1946

Married. Captain Louis Zamperini, 29, onetime University of Southern California track star, 1936 Olympic miler, wartime Army Air Corps bombardier who survived 47 days on a life raft and 27 torture-filled months in a Japanese prison camp (TIME, Sept. 17); and Cynthia Applewhite, 20, of Miami Beach, Fla.; in Los Angeles.

Divorced. By William Henry ("Bill") Mauldin, 24, cartoonist father of Willie & Joe, whose weary, leary faces typified all U.S. fighting men and won him a Pulitzer Prize: Norma Jean Mauldin, 22; after four years of marriage, one son; in Los Angeles.

Died. Primula Rollo Niven, 28, pretty ex-WAAF war bride of...

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