Black Sheep Squadron
Boyington, Gregory Pappy
December 4. 1912: Pappy Boyington, American pilot, is born (d. 1988). Colonel Gregory “Pappy” Boyington, USMC, was an American fighter ace. He commanded the famous U. S. Marine Corps squadron, VMF-214 (“The Black Sheep Squadron”) during World War II. Boyington became a prisoner of war later in the war. He was awarded the Navy Cross and the Medal of Honor.
Pappy Boyington Talks Black Sheep In This Hilarious Clip
As You'd Expect, A Truthful, No BS Interview With The Most Famous Corsair Ace! This interview of Gregory 'Pappy' Boyington and Robert Conrad is definitely worth a watch. Described by the host as 'the most famous and most colorful pilot to come out of World War II,' they dis
Marine Attack Squadron Two Hundred and Fourteen - VMF 214 (Black Sheep Squadron) on Turtle Bay Fighter Strip, Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, September 11, 1943. First Lieutenant Kenneth A. Walsh in an F4U. Walsh later received the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Solomon Islands area August 15 – 30, 1943. U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Gregory "Pappy" Boyington (December 4, 1912 – January 11, 1988) was a United States Marine Corps officer who was an American fighter ace during World War II. For his heroic actions, he was awarded both the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross. Boyington flew initially with the American Volunteer Group in the Republic of China Air Force during the Second Sino-Japanese War. He later commanded the U.S. Marine Corps squadron, VMF-214 ("The Black Sheep Squadron") during World War II. Boyington becam...