• 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.