Robert E. Lee

  Robert Edward Lee, 87, died in Overall-Morris Memorial Hospital, Coleman, Texas September 13, 1973. Funeral services were held in the First Presbyterian Church with interment following in Coleman City Cemetery. He was born in Midland, Texas March 9, 1886.
    He learned to fly at the Thomas Aviation School in Ithaca, N.Y. After that he built and flew his own airplane at the Old Motordrome near Los Angeles.
    During World War I he served with the Aviation Section of the United States Signal Corps, becoming the Commanding Officer of the 47th Aero Squadron serving in France. In World War II he served as Commanding Officer of the 55th Air Depot, Des Moines Army Air Force Base, leaving the Service as Colonel, AAF.
    He is survived by a son, Richard E. Lee of Dallas and a daughter, Anne Lee also of Dallas.
From The Early Birds of Aviation CHIRP
January 1974, Number 80

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