David McCampbell,86, the Navy's all-time leading ace with...

Deaths Elsewhere

July 04, 1996

David McCampbell,86, the Navy's all-time leading ace with 34 aerial victories during World War II, died Sunday in Riviera Beach, Fla.

In 1944, his squadron saw almost six months of continuous combat and participated in two major air-sea battles. On one mission, he shot down nine planes. "I just kept on shooting," he said.

He was awarded the Navy Cross, the Silver Star and the Distinguished Flying Cross. President Franklin D. Roosevelt presented him with the Medal of Honor.

Mr. McCampbell's 34 victories made him the nation's fourth-leading ace of all time.

Thomas R. Burke,57, a health economist and co-author of the Reagan administration's failed effort to extend Medicare coverage to catastrophic illness, died of blood poisoning Monday at Alexandria Hospital in Virginia. After leaving government in 1989, the Alexandria resident became a principal partner of A. Foster Higgins & Co., a benefits consulting firm. Since 1991, he had been president of the LaSalle Group, a health consulting firm in Washington.

Oliver Howe Lowry,85, a molecular biologist whose sensitive methods of measurement and analysis found wide applications in biology and medicine, died Saturday at a nursing home in St. Louis, his hometown. The cause was Alzheimer's disease, said officials at Washington University in St. Louis, where he was distinguished professor emeritus of molecular biology and pharmacology. In the 1950s, Dr. Lowry found a way of isolating, preparing, weighing and chemically studying single nerve cells and subcellular particles.

Pub Date: 7/04/96

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