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Col. Gregory "Pappy" Boyington USMC

Commanding Officer VMF 214 otherwise known as
the Black Sheep Squadron

In World War II, Marine Corps Major Greg Boyington, nicknamed "Pappy" because of his advanced age for a fighter pilot, collected a squadron of misfits and screwballs who became the terrors of the South Pacific.

These fighter pilots were known as "The Black Sheep." The squadron had a dog that was a Bull Terrier.

 

Read an excerpt from Col. Boyington's Book 

 

Pappy with his Pilots

  

U.S. Medal of Honor

 

  

Col. Pappy Boyington after the war

 

 

 

 

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TV Series:

  Black Sheep Squadron

In 1976, a fine ensemble of actors lead by the equally charismatic Robert Conrad, brought the exploits of the Black Sheep Squadron to the small screen.  Although the series lasted only two seasons, it continues to live on in syndication.

Arlington National Cemetery

Dec. 4, 1912 to Jan. 11, 1988