Black Sheep One: The Life of Gregory "Pappy" Boyington by Bruce GambleBlack 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.
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Boyington's bad luck comes in triplicate: an angry maintenance chief, a nosy efficiency expert, and a challenge from a Japanese air ace. Robert Conrad. Captain Matson: Paul Lichtman. Micklin: Red West. Harachi: Byron Chung. Gutterman: James Whitmore Jr.
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The series was created and produced by Stephen J. They were a collection of misfits and screwballs who became the terrors of the South Pacific. They were known as the Black Sheep. Pappy often intercedes in altercations at the base, but everyone seems to pull together when they are assigned missions in the air. Pappy likes to drink and fight a lot when not flying missions.
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