People in Klamath Falls will be mourning the loss of a local war hero this Memorial Day weekend.
Retired fighter pilot Bill Harris is credited with shooting down 16 planes in the South Pacific during World War II.
Harris was honored at Kingsley Field on his 90th birthday six years ago, when Lt. Col. Curtis McLain had 'nose art' placed on his F-15 in recognition of Harris...
"I wanted to kind of take that alone, into tradition - and fly his brand on my aircraft, and dedicate my aircraft to Bill Harris. And so, in theory, he'll always be flying with me."
In an interview from June of 2006, Bill Harris noted that the men and women from Kingsley Field had stayed in close contact with him...
"These people have been so wonderful to my wife and family. The whole family - look at 'em. They have just really made spoiled people out of us sometimes."
Harris died Wednesday at his home in Midland at the age of 96.
A memorial service is tentatively scheduled for June 16th.