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The Black Sheep : the definitive account of Marine Fighting Squadron 214 in World War II

Author: Bruce Gamble
Publisher: Novato, CA : Presidio Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of the people, places, and events that made the legend of the Marine Fighting Squadron (VMF) 214, of WWII fame, and of the squadron's pugnacious skipper, Greg "Pappy" Boyington.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gamble, Bruce.
Black Sheep.
Novato, CA : Presidio Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)659365700
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Gamble
ISBN: 0891416447 9780891416449
OCLC Number: 38504373
Description: x, 466 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1 Dark Days 7 --
2 Starting From Scratch 14 --
3 Shellbacks and Submarines 36 --
4 The Storm Before the Calm 44 --
5 Cactus 56 --
6 First Blood 81 --
7 Resting Up, Down Under 102 --
8 "The Ewe is Mighty Sweet" 113 --
9 The Swashbucklers 133 --
10 "He Could Fly Better Drunk ..." 168 --
11 "Poor Little Lambs" 181 --
12 The Bullets Fly 197 --
13 "Come On Up and Fight" 243 --
14 A Little Trouble in Paradise 271 --
15 Islands in the Sun 286 --
16 Black Sheep Falling 306 --
17 Black Sheep Scattered 343 --
18 Starting Over 357 --
19 Inferno 382 --
20 The Last Sheep Home 404.
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This account of Marine Fighting Squadron (VMF) 214, the 'Black Sheep', brings them out of the shadow of their leader Greg 'Pappy' Boyington, and tells their story for the first time. It is also a  Read more...

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