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Flying tigers honor jet test pilot
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Gregory "Pappy" Boyington (December 4, 1912 - January 11, 1988) was a United States Marine Corps officer and flying ace during World War II. For his heroic actions, he was awarded both the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross. Boyington died of cancer and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
Photograph caption dated April 10, 1956 reads, "George Smith, seated right, is shown with trophy he received for being first pilot to bail out of a jet traveling at speed of sound and live. Valley members of famed China air group presented award. Seated on his left, is Don Rodenwald. Standing are, left to right, Dick Rossi, president of the group, and Gregory 'Pappy' Boyington, Congressional Medal of Honor holder."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Boyington, Gregory
United States.--Army Air Forces.--China Air Task Force
Marines--United States
Air pilots--Awards--United States
Valley Times Collection photographs

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