Bill Bower

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Birthday
13, 1917
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Jan 10, 2011 (93)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
13, 1917
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Jan 10, 2011 (93)

About

Former U.S. Air Force Colonel remembered for being the last surviving pilot of the Doolittle Raid, the first American aerial attack on Japan during World War II. In June 1942, he received the Distinguished Flying Cross for his actions during the raid.

Before Fame

He attended Kent State University before graduating from the U.S. Army Air Corps Flying School in 1940.

Trivia

The Colonel William Marsh Bower Center in Shalersville Township, Ohio was opened in his honor in 2013.

Family Life

He had two sons and two daughters with his wife, Lorraine Amman.

Associated With

He participated in the famous Doolittle Raid, named after the mission's commander, James Doolittle.