FLYING ACE BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1912

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World War ll U.S. Marine Corps pilot Gregory “Pappy”
Boyington was born in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho and
moved with his family to Tacoma, Washington. His
initial flying was with the Flying  Tigers and was 
later commander of the famous Black Sheep
Squadron. He died on January 11, 1988. He
was 75.

pappy being awarded the medal of honor by president truman
Boyington being awarded the Medal Of Honor in 1945
by President Harry S. Truman.
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                       Boyington’s Corsair F-4U.

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                     ”Pappy” shortly before his death.

 

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ELECTION DAY…1948

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President Harry S. Truman narrowly won re-election over Republican
challenger Thomas E. Dewey. It was widely felt that Truman was going
to lose the election. As a result,the Chicago Tribune’s first edition ran
the incorrect headline.

                              election day

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