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

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

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

Black Sheep Squadron 1976–1978 The dramatized World War II adventures of US Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington and his Marine Attack Squadron 214, AKA The Black Sheep Squadron. Maj. Greg 'Pappy' Boyington (Robert Conrad), 1st Lt. Jerome 'Jerry' Bragg (Dirk Blocker),  Lt. Bob Boyle (Larry Manetti),  1st Lt. Thomas Joseph 'T.J.' Wiley (Robert Ginty), Lt. Bob Anderson (John Larroquette), Capt. James 'Jim' Gutterman (James Whitmore Jr.). Pictured in blue is the real Major Greg "Pappy" Boyington.

Black Sheep Squadron 1976–1978 The dramatized World War II adventures of US Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington and his Marine Attack Squadron 214, AKA The Black Sheep Squadron. Maj. Greg 'Pappy' Boyington (Robert Conrad), 1st Lt. Jerome 'Jerry' Bragg (Dirk Blocker), Lt. Bob Boyle (Larry Manetti), 1st Lt. Thomas Joseph 'T.J.' Wiley (Robert Ginty), Lt. Bob Anderson (John Larroquette), Capt. James 'Jim' Gutterman (James Whitmore Jr.). Pictured in blue is the real Major Greg "Pappy" Boyington.

Pappy Boyington Black Sheep Squadron | WWII Boyington and Black Sheep Crew 1944

Pappy Boyington Black Sheep Squadron | WWII Boyington and Black Sheep Crew 1944

4/4/14  5:17a  ''Black Sheep Squadron''  Robert Conrad  was  Born March 1935. In the series he was older than 'Pappy'' Boyington was during WW2 and instead  of 10 years it's more like 20 years difference with his young crew in the TV  series.  They had called him Pappy because he was 10-12 years older than  the  Flight Pilot Crew.

4/4/14 5:17a ''Black Sheep Squadron'' Robert Conrad was Born March 1935. In the series he was older than 'Pappy'' Boyington was during WW2 and instead of 10 years it's more like 20 years difference with his young crew in the TV series. They had called him Pappy because he was 10-12 years older than the Flight Pilot Crew.

John Bolt scored six victories with the USMC Black Sheep Squadron VMF-214 and six victories flying F-86 Sabres in Korea.

John Bolt scored six victories with the USMC Black Sheep Squadron VMF-214 and six victories flying F-86 Sabres in Korea.

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