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MILLING, T. DEWITT, BRIG. GEN. USAF. - BIOG FILE - FOLDER NO. ITEM NO. GEN. MILLING DIES: EARLY MILITARY PILOT THE WASHINGTON POST WASHINGTON D. C. MONDAY, NNOVEMEBER 28th, 1960 [[three newspaper clippings]] THE WASHINGTON POST Monday, November 28, 1960 B3 Gen. Milling Dies; Early Military Pilot Brig. Gen. Thomas De Witt Milling, 73, one of the Nation’s first military pilots, died Saturday night at Walter Reed Army Medical Center after a long illness. Several years ago, General Milling recalled how Orville Wright taught him to fly in 1910. “He maintained that anybody who could ride a bicycle could fly an airplane,” he said, adding that he “never would have lived through those early days of flight” without the benefit of Wright’s instruction. General Milling was one of a a small group of Army men who took flying lessons at nearby College Park in the dawn of the air age. General Milling, a native of Franklin, La., went on to become a World War I ace and an associate of such men as Gen. H. H. (Hap) Arnold and Gen. Billy Mitchell. He is survived by his wife, Margaret, of the home address, 2230 California st. nw; a daughter, Mrs. Joseph S. Gardner of Honolulu; a brother, Robert C., and three sisters, Ida Chapman, Dixie Sherman and O’Delle Christian, all of New Orleans. Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Fort Myer Chapel. Burial will be in Arlington Cemetery. MILLING, BRIG. GEN. THOMAS D., USAF (Ret.) On Saturday, November 26, 1960, at Walter Reed General Hospital, BRIG. GEN. THOMAS D. MILLING, USAF (Ret.) of 2230 California st., nw, husband of Margaret G. Milling; father of Mrs. Joseph S. Gardner of Honolulu, Hawaii; brother of Roberts C.. Milling, Mrs. Ida Chapman, Mrs. Dixie Sherman and Mrs. O’Delle Christian, all of New Orleans, La. Friends may call at Gawler’s Chapel, 1756 Pennsylvania ave., nw., after 12 noon Tuesday, November 29 (courtesy parking opposite). Services will be held at Ft. Myer Chapel on Thursday, December 1, at 11 a.m. Interment Arlington Cemetery. [[/newspaper clippings]]
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