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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.

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.

Timeline of World War II in Europe

Timeline of World War II in Europe

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German Tanks WW2 | Panzerkampfwagen More

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

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

Gregory "Pappy" Boyington (1912 - 1988) Leader of the "Black Sheep Squadron" in World War II, later the subject of a TV series

Gregory "Pappy" Boyington (1912 - 1988) Leader of the "Black Sheep Squadron" in World War II, later the subject of a TV series

Col Greg 'Pappy' Boyington of VMF214, Black Sheep Squadron

Col Greg 'Pappy' Boyington of VMF214, Black Sheep Squadron

Emblems of the various Waffen SS divisions

Emblems of the various Waffen SS divisions

First black Marine Jim Rundles passes away at the age of 94 on March 13, 2014. Jim Rundles came into the Marine Corps at a time that all branches were segregated. He helped bring about the modern thought by Marines that all Marines are just a shade of green. This man survived Montford Point and World War II.

First black Marine Jim Rundles passes away at the age of 94 on March 13, 2014. Jim Rundles came into the Marine Corps at a time that all branches were segregated. He helped bring about the modern thought by Marines that all Marines are just a shade of green. This man survived Montford Point and World War II.

Gregory Boyington  . Lieutenant Colonel Boyington was presented with the Medal of Honor by President Harry S. Truman in October 1945 White House ceremonies.

Gregory Boyington . Lieutenant Colonel Boyington was presented with the Medal of Honor by President Harry S. Truman in October 1945 White House ceremonies.

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