Milestones, May 2, 1949

Died. Robert Lewis Coffey Jr., 30, onetime coal miner, wartime Ninth Air Force fighter pilot (97 combat missions in the ETO; credited with downing 16 enemy planes) and freshman Democratic Congressman from Pennsylvania; when his jet fighter plane (F-80) crashed; in Albuquerque. To enter politics, Airman Coffey last year resigned his job as military Air Attache at the U.S. Embassy in Chile and his commission (but kept his colonelcy in the reserve).

Died. Lloyd Downs Lewis, 57, veteran Chicago jack-of-many-journalistic-trades; after a heart attack; in Libertyville, 111. At one time both drama critic...

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