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Famed WWII pilot dies

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Posted: Nov 14, 2009 3:28 PM by Luke Margolis
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Black Sheep squadron, Hank Bourgeois, World War II

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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