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a bad storm and landed at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His passengers had just deplaned when wind badly damaged the plane. his health was failing at the time but he helped get the wreck shipped by truck to Buffalo, New York for rebuilding. When the plane was ready be flew it to Chicago but was so ill on arrival that he had to be removed from the plane. He was taken to Presbyterian Hospital where he remained until he passed away on November 13, 1932 of cancer, at the age 37. He was survived by his wife, a son, his mother and a brother. His remains were returned to Ferncliff Cemetery, West Liberty, Ohio for burial. During the service a fly-over of military planes from Write Field honored him.

He was a Captain in the Air Service Reserves, a member of the Early Birds, [[QB's]], Veteran of Foreign Wars and the Aero Club of Illinois. He was very proud of "The Trophy of the Wings of Peace" awarded him by the International League of Aviators for his world flight.

As a matter of record Ed. F. Schlee passed away in Detroit, Michigan on August, 16 1969 at age 61.

Flying Pioneer, Early Bird William S. Brock served aviation for sixteen adventurous years of unusual flying activity. Expert pilot, instructor and dealer, ho was always a careful, cautious flyer, particular of his equipment, and had but few minor accidents. His is a most noteworthy record of dedication to flying and aviation development. his name will long be reported in American aviation history.

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