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into a bad storm and landed at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His passengers had just deplaned when wind badly damaged the plane. His health was falling at that time, but he helped get the wreck shipped by truck to Buffalo, New York, for rebuilding. When the plane was ready, he 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 was remained until he passed away on November 13, 1932, of cancer, at 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 flyover of military planes from Wright Field honored him. 
He was a Captain in the Air Service Reserves, a member of the Early Birds, GB's, Veterans 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.
Ed. F. Schlee passed away in Detroit, Michigan on August 16, 1969, at age 81. 
Flying Pioneer, Early Bird Williams S. Brock served aviation for sixteen adventurous years of unusual flying activity. Expert pilot, instructor and dealer, he was always a careful, cautious flyer, particular about his equipment, and had only a few accidents, all minor. His is a most noteworthy record of dedication to flying and aviation development.

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