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Grave site at Arlington of Gregory "Pappy" Boyington, a United States Marine Corps officer who was an American fighter ace during World War II. For his heroic actions, he was awarded both the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross. Boyington flew initially with the American Volunteer Group in the Republic of China Air Force during the Second Sino-Japanese War. He later commanded the U.S. Marine Corps squadron, VMF-214 ("The Black Sheep Squadron") during World War II.

Gregory "Pappy" Boyington - Leader of the "Black Sheep Squadron" in World War II, later the subject of a TV series - A great American hero.

James H. Doolittle (1896 - 1993) Led the first US air raid on the Japanese home islands in World War II by flying B-25 bombers off the deck of a US aircraft carrier, his team of specially trained men was known as “Doolittle’s Raiders” Buried at Arlington National Cemetery #WWII #History

Doolittle - Led the first US air raid on the Japanese home islands in World War II by flying bombers off the deck of a US aircraft carrier, his team of specially trained men was known as “Doolittle’s Raiders” Buried at Arlington National Cemetery

The 369th Infantry Regiment, nicknamed the Harlem Hellfighters, was a United States infantry regiment that saw action in World War I and World War II. It is known for being the first African-American regiment to serve with the American Expeditionary Force during World War I.

The Infanty Regiment, nicknamed the Harlem Hellfighters, the first African-American regiment to serve with the American Expeditionary Force during World War I; these 9 soldiers won the Croix de Guerre for gallantry in action in 1919

Continental Airlines honors its first black pilot by naming new 737 after him. 1st black pilot with Continental Airlines who had to go through the Supreme Court to get the job. Marlon Dewitt Green (June 6, 1929 – July 6, 2009) was an African-American pilot whose landmark United States Supreme Court decision in 1963 helped dismantle racial discrimination in the American passenger airline industry..

Continental Airlines honors its first black pilot by naming new 737 after him

Marlon Dewitt Green (June 1929 – July was an African-American pilot whose landmark United States Supreme Court decision in 1963 helped dismantle racial discrimination in the American passenger airline industry.

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brave little soldier. so sad but so much love. this little boy is precious

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US Battleships Comparisons - Look at the length of Iowa! 887 feet long :) North Carolina was 729 feet long. HMS Hood was 860 feet long. Reason for Battleship length = space for boilers, streamlined hull = knots :) Compare North Carolina knots).

A rare photo of Captain Ronald Reagan during World War II

A rare photo of Captain Ronald Reagan during World War II. He was disqualified from combat because of poor eyesight. He spent the war making training films.

Gregory "Pappy" Boyington (December 4, 1912 – January 11, 1988) was a United States Marine Corps officer who was an American fighter ace during World War II. For his heroic actions, he was awarded both the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross. Boyington flew initially with the American Volunteer Group in the Republic of China Air Force during the Second Sino-Japanese War. He later commanded the U.S. Marine Corps squadron, VMF-214 ("The Black Sheep Squadron") during World War II. Boyington…

Gregory "Pappy" Boyington (December 4, 1912 – January 11, 1988) was a United States Marine Corps officer who was an American fighter ace during World War II. For his heroic actions, he was awarded both the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross. Boyington flew initially with the American Volunteer Group in the Republic of China Air Force during the Second Sino-Japanese War. He later commanded the U.S. Marine Corps squadron, VMF-214 ("The Black Sheep Squadron") during World War II. Boyington…

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