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Off on 9,000-mile flying 'party over U.S
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Valley Times 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 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."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Boyington, Gregory
Bob Hope Airport (Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Marines--United States
Air pilots--United States
Authors, American
Cessna aircraft
Burbank (Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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