Pappy Boyington

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Birthday
4, 1912
Birthplace
Idaho
Death Date
Jan 11, 1988 (75)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
4, 1912
Birthplace
Idaho
Death Date
Jan 11, 1988 (75)

About

Medal of Honor and Navy Cross recipient for his bravery as a United States Marine Corps fighter ace during World War II and the Second Sino-Japanese War.

Before Fame

He joined ROTC at the University of Washington and became a cadet captain.

Trivia

He was declared a prisoner of war after he went missing after he was downed from the sky. He was captured by a Japanese submarine and spent 20 months in Japanese prison camps.

Family Life

He had three children with his first wife but was considered an absentee father.

Associated With

He is buried next to boxing legend Joe Louis.