Milestones, may 11, 1953

Died. Lieut. Colonel Michael BowesLyon, 59, brother of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, and uncle of Queen Elizabeth II; of a cardio-respiratory disease; in London.

Died. Walter Brookins, 64, earliest of U.S. aviation's surviving Early Birds; of a heart ailment; in Los Angeles. A boyhood neighbor of Wilbur and Orville Wright in Dayton. Ohio, he became their first pupil, soloed after 2½ hours' instruction, taught scores of American pilots to fly, including the late General H. H. ("Hap") Arnold. Retiring in 1919, he began manufacturing aircraft parts, helped in the development of World...

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