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.The Colonel William Marsh Bower Center in Shalersville Township, Ohio was opened in his honor in 2013.He participated in the famous Doolittle Raid, named after the mission's commander, James Doolittle.BEFORE FAME
He attended Kent State University before graduating from the U.S. Army Air Corps Flying School in 1940.PERSONAL LIFE
He had two sons and two daughters with his wife, Lorraine Amman.FUN FACTS
Pilot Bill Bower were born on Tuesday, birthstone is Amethyst, the seaon was Winter in the Chinese year of Snake, it is 39 days until Bill Bower next birthday.