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Jan 01, 1977
| ISBN 9780553263503
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Aug 07, 2013
| ISBN 9780804150798
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Jan 01, 1977 | ISBN 9780553263503
Aug 07, 2013 | ISBN 9780804150798
Here, in his own words, is the true story of America’s wildest flying hero, of his extraordinary heroism, and of his greatest battle of all—the fight to survive.The World War II air war in the Pacific needed tough men like Colonel Pappy Boyington and his Black Sheep Squadron. The legendary Marine Corps officer and his bunch of misfits, outcasts, and daredevils gave new definition to “hell-raising”—on the ground and in the skies. Pappy himself was a living legend—he personally shot down twenty-eight Japanese planes, and won the Congressional Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross. He broke every rule in the book doing so, but when he fell into the hands of the vengeful Japanese his real ordeal began.
Gregory “Pappy” Boyington (1912–1988) was an American World War II fighter pilot. As the ”bad boy” of the Pacific theatre, he commanded the famous Black Sheep squadron.
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