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Trivia Quiz - Gregory "Pappy" Boyington
Gregory "Pappy" Boyington (December 4, 1912 - January 11, 1988) was a United States Marine Corps officer who was an American fighter ace during World War II. For his heroic actions, he was awarded both the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross.
September 03, 2011
World War II
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1. Boyington applied for flight training; what did he discover about his name when obtained his birth certificate?
A. His real name was Boyington rather than Hallenbeck.
B. His real name was Hallenbeck, rather than Boyington.
C. His real father was a Marine.
D. He was a Canadian, rather than a US citizen.
2. Boyington resigned his commission in the Marine Corps on August 26, 1941 to accept a position with . . .
A. as Sptifire pilot in Britan, for the Battle of Britan.
B. the Flying Tigers in China.
C. the US Army as a test pilot.
D. US Congress, as a Representative from Texas.
3. How many enemy planes was Boyington credited with destroying in combat, PRIOR to the US entering WWII?
4. he became Commanding Officer (CO) of Marine Fighter Squadron 214, better known by its nickname, the . . .
A. The Good, the Bad, and The Ugly
B. Pappy's Misguided Children
C. The Black Sheep
D. Aces High
5. During his squadron's first tour of combat duty, Major Boyington shot down _____ enemy fighter planes in 32 days.
6. Boyington tied the American record of 26 enemy planes destroyed on January 3, 1944 over Rabaul; what happened to him that day?
A. Boyington was shot down.
B. Boyington died when he crashed on landing.
C. Boyington married a native girl.
D. Boyington was courtmartialed for drunk and disorderly.
7. Boyington was listed MIA after ditching his plane in the Pacific Ocean. Who saved him from drowning?
A. A Japanese submarine.
B. A US submarine
C. A British submarine
D. JFKs PT boat: PT-109.
8. When Boyington returned to the US after WWII, he met his squadron mates for a party. What did Life Magazine depict for the first time, when commemerating the reunion?
A. People drinking alcohol.
B. Gay men holding hands.
C. A vicious fist fight, with pictures of bloody combatants.
D. Lucky Strikes cigarettes.
9. Boyington claimed his health improved when in prison; why?
A. hard work and good food
B. medical treatment
C. enforced and regular bathing
D. enforced sobriety
10. How many enemy planes did Boyington shoot down during WWII?
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