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Black Sheep

The Life Of Pappy Boyington

By John F. Wukovits, 1944-

The turbulent life of Gregory Pappy Boyington, the top U.S. Marine ace of the Pacific, is captured in memorable detail by the acclaimed author of One Square Mile of Hell: The Battle of Tarawa. Wukovits pulls no punches in describing the controversial World War II fighter pilot, who was a hero to some, and a villain to others in the Corps. Boyington was a little of each as this biography of the legendary but complex figure shows. The book details the Marine s early life with abusive parents and frequent moves and his early military career and service with the Flying Tigers in Burma and China. His feats as a Corsair pilot in the South Pacific and his time in Japanese prison camps are also given full coverage. Wukovits contends that Boyington performed miserably when shunted to the sidelines and amassed a spotty record with the Flying Tigers because they treated him as an outsider. He excelled, however, when others looked to him for advice. When put in command of the Black Sheep Squadron, where the men considered him a teacher and leader, he triumphed, making his squadron the most effective in the Pacific. Called one of the preeminent historians of the Pacific War, Wukovits paints a complete portrait of Boyington that allows readers to understand the colorful World War II ace as never before.

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Format: Book
Author: Wukovits, John F., 1944-
Title: Black sheep : the life of Pappy Boyington / John F. Wukovits.
Publisher Date: Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, c2011.
Subject: Boyington, Gregory. United States. Marine Corps -- Biography. United States. Marine Fighter Squadron, 214th. Fighter pilots -- United States -- Biography Marines -- United States -- Biography World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Japanese World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Oceania Heroes -- United States -- Biography Prisoners of war -- Japan -- Biography
Isbn: 9781591149774 1591149770
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Format: Book
Author: Wukovits, John F., 1944-
Title: Black sheep : the life of Pappy Boyington / John F. Wukovits.
Publisher, Date: Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, c2011.
Description: xvii, 249 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
Series: Library of naval biography
Series: Library of naval biography
Subjects: Boyington, Gregory.
Subjects: United States. Marine Corps -- Biography.
Subjects: United States. Marine Fighter Squadron, 214th.
Subjects: Fighter pilots -- United States -- Biography
Subjects: Marines -- United States -- Biography
Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American
Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Japanese
Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Oceania
Subjects: Heroes -- United States -- Biography
Subjects: Prisoners of war -- Japan -- Biography
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-237) and index.
Contents: "A chained animal just striding to get loose" -- "He was restless and lonesome" -- "This was real. This was war" -- "Only have to fight the Japs now" -- "I am going to save you guys" -- "We had pride; we had class; and we were winners" -- "They can't kill me" -- "I'll meet you guys in a San Diego bar" -- "I knew Greg Boyington at his best -- in combat."
LCCN: 2010044509
ISBN: 9781591149774
ISBN: 1591149770
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Call Number: B Boyington