‘Baa Baa Black Sheep’ airman later piloted Pennsylvania Game Commission
Glenn Bowers graduated from York’s William Penn High School and flew for a famed squadron in World War II. He later gained a reputation for effectiveness as Pennsylvania Game Commission exec, remaining a York County resident, living in Dillsburg.
He died last week at the age of 89.
His son, Toby, pointed to a thread of integrity throughout Glenn Bowers life… .
“If (he) said he was going to do something, then by God, he was going to do it,” Toby Bowers said. “He’d never ask someone to do something he wouldn’t do himself.”
A York Daily Record/Sunday News story reported that Bowers flew 28 combat missions with the Black Sheep and 58 missions with two other squadrons in the South Pacific. He was awarded 11 air medals and three Distinguished Flying Crosses.
Check out Glenn Bowers for the full story on this member of the Greatest Generation.
And check out his long, interesting obituary here.