The Black Sheep

The Definitive Account of marine Flying Squadron 214 in World War II

Bruce Gamble

• The complete true story of one of the best known and most colourful combat units of WWII • Dispels the myths surrounding this premier fighting force The Black Sheep is the critically acclaimed history of America's greatest squadron of WWII fighter pilots and its legendary commander Gregory "Pappy” Boyington.
Publication date:
September 2003
Publisher :
Presidio Press
Language:
English
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9780891418252
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£6.49
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Overview
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• The complete true story of one of the best known and most colourful
combat units of WWII
•Dispels the myths surrounding this premier fighting force

The Black Sheep is the critically acclaimed history of America's greatest squadron of WWII fighter pilots and its legendary commander Gregory"Pappy” Boyington. From the formation of the squadron through to its most recent history, Gamble provides details and analysis.

His account is a‘warts and all' history, which shows that Boyington was not the only oddball in it and the early Corsair fighter was nearly as dangerous to its pilots as to the Japanese. He criticises Boyington for exaggerating his victories and sets down the truth about his exploits.