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Gregory (Pappy) Boyington
American fighter pilot ace and Commanding Officer of The Black Sheep Squadron
during World War II. U.S. Marine Corps Colonel Boyington (1912 - 1988) flew with
the American Volunteer Group in China before assuming command of the Black Sheep Squadron.
He became a prisoner of war and spent 20 months in a Japanese prison camp. For his U.S. Marine Corps
service he was awarded the Navy Cross and the Medal of Honor. He wrote an autobiography,
Baa Baa Black Sheep, and also a novel, Tonya.
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