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Famed WWII pilot dies

5 years ago November 14, 2009 Nov 14, 2009 Saturday, November 14 2009 Saturday, November 14, 2009 2:28:56 PM CST in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Luke Margolis

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.

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