Boyington, Gregory, Col

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 Service Details
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Last Rank
Last Primary MOS
9907-Colonel, Naval Aviator/Naval Flight Officer
Last MOSGroup
Specific Billet MOS
Primary Unit
1946-1947, 9907, Marine Corps Bases Pacific
Service Years
1930 - 1947
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Shellback Certificate
Tailhook Certificate



 Last Photo 
 Personal Details 

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Home State
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by CWO2 Philip E. Montroy to remember Marine Col Gregory Boyington.

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Contact Info
Home Town
Coeur d' Alene
Last Address
Fresno, CA

Date of Passing
Jan 11, 1988
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot 7A-150

 Official Badges 

USMC Retired Pin

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Golden Dragon US Army Honorable Discharge Shellback

 Military Association Memberships
Historical Marines
  1947, Historical Marines [Verified]

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
This profile page was added only because the other profile pages for Col. Boyington only referenced his service with VMF-214.  It was my desire to show his entire military background and not just repeat his well-known record with VMF-214.  Col. Boyington was a true warrior, very dedicated Marine and a real character.
Other Comments:
My  uncle, former Marine Captain C. L. Goudreau, first met Col. Boyington at NAS Pensacola while a flight student.  At my uncle's death in Feb., 1976, Col. Boyington attended his funeral in Jackson, MI.  Several weeks later he sent my aunt and me autographed copies of his book "Baa Baa Blacksheep".
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 Ribbon Bar
Pilot Wings

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1936, The Basic School (Quantico, VA), X
  1940, The Basic School (Quantico, VA), X (Instructor)
 Unit Assignments
US ArmyUS Army ReserveNaval Flight TrainingFirst Marine Aviation Force
USMC (United States Marine Corps)US Navy/CINCPACFLTNATTC, Pensacola FLAmerican Volunteer Groups (AVG) Flying Tigers
Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)VMF-112VMF-214Prisoner of War
  1930-1934, US Army
  1934-1936, 0800, US Army Reserve
  1936-1937, Naval Flight Training
  1937-1938, 7503, First Marine Aviation Force
  1938-1939, Basic School for Marine Officers, Philadelphia Navy Yard
  1939-1940, 7598, US Navy/CINCPACFLT
  1940-1941, 7503, NATTC, Pensacola FL
  1941-1942, 9965, American Volunteer Groups (AVG) Flying Tigers
  1942-1943, 7503, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
  1942-1943, 7302, VMF-112
  1943-1944, VMF-214
  1944-1945, Prisoner of War - Japan
  1945-1945, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
  1946-1947, 9907, Marine Corps Bases Pacific
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1942-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)
  1942-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/New Georgia Group Operation
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Vella Lavella
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Bougainville
  1944-1944 New Guinea Campaign (1942-44)/Battle of the Green Islands
 Colleges Attended
University of Washington
  1930-1934, University of Washington
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