Milestones: May 25, 1970

Died. Johnny Hodges, 63, saxophonist in Duke Ellington's band and a jazz great for more than 40 years; of a heart attack; in Manhattan.

Died. General Wladyslaw Anders, 77, commander of World War II's famed 2nd Polish Corps, which fought gallantly in Italy; of a stroke; in London. The commander of a cavalry brigade in 1939, Anders was captured by the invading Russians, and imprisoned along with thousands of other officers until 1941 when they were released to fight the Germans. His corps will be remembered for its dogged and victorious assault on Italy's Monte Cassino Monastery, which opened the road to...

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