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Title
Off on 9,000-mile flying 'party over U.S
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Contributor
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
1959
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
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 15, 1959 reads, "Just before taking off this morning on his 46-day, 9,000-mile flying 'party over the United States,' Gregory (Pappy) Boyington discusses last minute plans with two comrades of World War II days. The Medal of Honor Marine ace of the Pacific War, in plane, center, chats about his flying-author trek in connection with his book, 'Baa Baa Black Sheep,' at Lockheed terminal's Flying Tiger hangar with Robert Prescott, left, president of the Flying Tiger airline, and Dick Rossi, perched on wing."
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00085277
Valley Times Collection
HCNVT_d004_f2_i26
CARL0004765018
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/42777
Subject
Boyington, Gregory
Bob Hope Airport (Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Marines--United States
Air pilots--United States
Authors, American
Airplanes
Cessna aircraft
Burbank (Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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