Milestones: Nov. 2, 1962

Died. William Francis McHale Jr., 42. TIME-LIFE bureau chief in Rome; in the crash of a private jetliner that also killed Italian Industrialist Enrico Mattei; near Milan, Italy (see WORLD BUSINESS). A deft and imperturbable New Yorker. Bill McHale served four years with the Coast Guard during World War II, studied at Harvard Business School, and entered journalism as a business writer for Barron's Weekly; he joined TIME in 1949, was a writer for two years and then became a correspondent serving successively in Washington, London and Beirut before going to Rome.


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