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The Black Sheep: The Definitive History of Marine Fighting Squadron 214 in World War II

Authors: Gamble, Bruce
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: HIS027100, HIS027140, HIS027000
ISBN: 9780307416940, Related ISBNs: 0307416941, 0891416447, 0891417117, 0891418253, 9780307416940
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 544,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis:
With their renowned squadron leader Greg “Pappy” Boyington, Marine Fighting Squadron (VMF) 214 was one of the best-known and most colorful combat units of World War II. The popular television series Baa Baa Black Sheep added to their legend—while obscuring the truly remarkable combat record of the Black Sheep and Boyington. A retired naval flight officer and former historian for the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation, Bruce Gamble provides a highly readable account that serves to both correct and extend the record of this premier fighting force.



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