70°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Tue
82°
62°
20%
Wed
83°
65°
10%
Thu
84°
68°
60%

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

Famed WWII pilot dies

5 years ago Saturday, November 14, 2009 1:28:56 PM CST November 14, 2009 Saturday, November 14 2009 Nov 14, 2009 in News
Source: Associated Press

One of the last surviving aviators from World War II's famed Black Sheep Squadron has died in Covington.

Henry Mayor "Hank" Bourgeois was 88 years old.

Bourgeois served during both World War II and the Korean War and was best remembered for his service with the unit known as the Black Sheep Squadron in the South Pacific.

The squadron shot down 94 Japanese planes over the Northern Solomon Islands and Rabaul.

The unit was the subject of a television series titled "Baa Baa Black Sheep" from 1976 to 1978.

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
5 Days
Radar
Today
Partly Cloudy
83°
59°
Tue
Partly Cloudy
82°
62°
Wed
Mostly Cloudy
83°
65°
Thu
T-Showers
84°
68°
Fri
Partly Cloudy
88°
63°