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Black Sheep One: The Life of Gregory "Pappy" Boyington

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Black Sheep One is the first biography of legendary warrior and World War II hero Gregory Boyington. In 1936, Boyington became an aviation cadet and earned the “wings of gold” of a naval aviator. After only a short period on active duty, however, he was “encouraged” to resign from the Marine Corps due to his unconventional behavior. Remarkably, this inauspicious beginning was just the prologue to a heroic career as an American fighter pilot and innovative combat leader. With the onset of World War II, when skilled pilots were in demand, he became the commander of an ad hoc squadron of flying leathernecks. Led by Medal of Honor winner Boyington, the legendary Black Sheep set a blistering pace of aerial victories against the enemy.

Though many have observed that when the shooting stops, combat heroes typically just fade away, nothing could be further from the truth for Boyington. Blessed with inveterate luck, the stubbornly independent Boyington lived a life that went beyond what even the most imaginative might expect. Exhaustively researched and richly detailed, here is the complete story of this American original.

Synopsis:

The first biography of the legendary Marine pilot who commanded the ad hoc squadron of pilots depicted in the NBC television series "Baa Baa Black Sheep, " sets the record straight in this warts-and-all account of a larger than life American hero. Includes photos and maps. Original.

About the Author

Brice Gamble is the author of The Black Sheep: The Definitive Account of Marine Fighting Squadron 214 in World War II. A retired naval flight officer, Gamble lives in Hendersonville, North Carolina.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780891418016
Editor:
Evans, Christopher
Author:
Evans, Christopher
Author:
Gamble, Bruce
Publisher:
Presidio Press
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Fighter pilots
Subject:
Fighter pilots -- United States.
Subject:
Biography-Military
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20030331
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
6.89x4.14x1.18 in. .54 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The first biography of the legendary Marine pilot who commanded the ad hoc squadron of pilots depicted in the NBC television series "Baa Baa Black Sheep, " sets the record straight in this warts-and-all account of a larger than life American hero. Includes photos and maps. Original.
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