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01-11-2011, 10:13
Boulder WWII hero Bill Bower dies at 93

Read more: Boulder WWII hero Bill Bower dies at 93 - Boulder Daily Camera http://www.dailycamera.com/ci_17061321#ixzz1AkBJvTiN

"Col. William Marsh "Bill" Bower, the last surviving pilot of "Doolittle's Raiders" who bombed Japan in 1942, died Monday at his home in south Boulder.

He was 93 and "lived a completely full life," said his son Jim Bower............."

Down to five now - the reunion is getting smaller and smaller


01-11-2011, 10:23
Rest in Peace COL Bower...

01-11-2011, 10:24
I recently watched an outstanding 3-part documentary on the Doolittle heroes.

God bless and RIP.

The Reaper
01-11-2011, 10:31
RIP, Sir.

Thank you for your service.

You will not be forgotten.


01-11-2011, 10:52
Rest In Peace, Sir.

Thank you for your service.

01-11-2011, 10:57
Rest in Peace Sir. Thank you for your service.

01-11-2011, 11:05
Rest In Peace and Thank you

Red Flag 1
01-11-2011, 11:25
Rest In God's Peace Col Bower.

01-11-2011, 13:47
I had the honor of meeting General Doolittle when I was in high school. His Granddaughter, Jody Doolittle's Father was a colonel stationed at Castle AFB & she was in my high school class.

Years later, on Armed Forces day, the USS Missouri paid a visit to Monterey Bay and the surviving members of Doolittle's raid flew over the Presidio (DLI) and over the ship. General Doolittle had a place of honor near the Army Museum and I got to shake his hand.

RIP Colonel.

01-11-2011, 17:21
RIP Col Bower and thank you.

01-11-2011, 18:10
Rest in Peace, COL Bower. We shall never forget you.

wet dog
01-11-2011, 19:07
I met Col Bill Bower in a small Fly-Fishing shop in south Boulder the spring of 1995. He was looking at lures and called some by naming then in Latin, the pimple faced kid behind the counter looked puzzled. Col Bower then said, "...the small one with black and red, size 14 please."

Got to shake his hand, never knew he was a "Raider" until now. Never forget his gentleness in saying hello.

Rest in Peace Col Bower, thank you.

01-11-2011, 21:06
Rest In Peace, Sir.

01-11-2011, 21:20
Thank you for all you gave.

01-11-2011, 21:30
Blue Skies. From everything I have read and Wetdog's story, he sounds like he would have been an enjoyable person to know. RIP sir.

01-11-2011, 21:56
The Dolittle raid is one of my favorite military operations in history.

Rest in Peace Colonel Bower.

01-12-2011, 02:47
Rest in Peace and thank you. Perhaps you are enjoying some Glen Miller played by the Glen himself?

01-12-2011, 07:16
Rest in Peace COL. Thank you for your courage, your initiative, your valor, your humor and your professionalism. You will ALWAYS be missed and NEVER forgotten. I will miss you greatly but I KNOW you are in GOOD company now. Give my dad and my son a hug for me and tell them I will see them soon!

molon labe

01-12-2011, 10:16
RIP Warrior, Vaya con Dios..

01-12-2011, 13:21
It's a terribly sad thing to be losing these men of such caliber. Rest in peace sir.

01-12-2011, 19:51
Rest in Peace, Sir.

I love hearing sons proudly describe their fathers, as Jim Bower does.