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The only Pilot that I know of that carried the name of Pappy during the war was Greg "Pappy" Boyington who the Black Sheep squadron was based on. He was also known as the Flying Grandpappy. You can read more about him here:
I hope this helps as the time line is correct and the tilte that Greg boyington carried was Pappy to his squadron. Joan
Thank you for a job well done so fast. Turns out my friend just remembered the mans' name was Max Conrad!! Not sure but still investigating.
Max Conrad was known as the "Flying Grandfather". This is some information on Max Conrad: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Conrad
I am sorry about the name mix up. If you I had given me the Flying Grandfather, as the name I would had this information earlier. Now you have information for both gentlemen. Joan