Black Sheep One: The Life of Gregory "Pappy" Boyington pdf epub fb2

Black Sheep One: The Life of Gregory "Pappy" Boyington by Bruce Gamble epub fb2 djvu

Author: Bruce Gamble
Title: Black Sheep One: The Life of Gregory "Pappy" Boyington
ISBN: 0891417168
ISBN13: 978-0891417163
Other Formats: doc docx docx mobi
Pages: 480 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press; 1 edition (December 1, 2000)
Language: English
Size EPUB version: 1805 kb
Size FB2 version: 1813 kb
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Leaders & Notable People

Black 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.From the Paperback edition.

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