Thursday, April 30, 2015

Last words of one of World War Two's most famous Marines

Lacking original content at present, I'll share this interview that I found on-line. It's the last interview done with Greg "Pappy" Boyington of Flying Tigers and Black Sheep Squadron fame.

Pappy Boyington: The Final Interview. Interview by Colin Heaton for Aviation History Magazine


He died on January 8th, 1988. He's buried in Arlington National Cemetery. This last interview was done just before his death and it makes for a pretty good read.

9 comments:

  1. I met him at the Chino "Planes of Fame" air show many years ago where he was signing his book.

    This would have been in the middle/late 1980's, and he was a very frail man. It couldn't have been more than a year before he passed away.

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  2. I met Pappy in Florida at an air show.

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  3. Thanks for posting the link. I'll be reading that interview. I've been watching the old Black Sheep Squadron tv show on the MeTV network. I'm sure that the show took considerable liberties with historical accuracy but it is great seeing the planes in flight.

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  4. Hey Murphy;

    Thanks for the article....

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  5. The little guy is trying to live up to his namesake.
    Nine weeks old and he's a freakin' terror. Thinks he's an attack dog.

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  6. An interesting article on a genuine anti-hero who really lived a remarkable life.

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  7. Not much different than the account in his biography, which I read multiple times as a teen.

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  8. Interesting! Thanks for posting the link!

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  9. I got to meet Col. Boyington when I was still in the Marines. IIRC it was in 76. He was at the Marine base in 29 palms. Grouchy old fart, I'd have followed him right through the gates of hell.

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