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Black Sheep: The Life of Pappy Boyington

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This biography details the turbulent life of Gregory Boyington, who became the top Marine ace of the Pacific. It details his turbulent early life, which included abusive parents and frequent moves, his early military career, his service with the Flying Tigers in Burma and China, his feats as a Corsair fighter pilot in the South Pacific, his time in Japanese prison camps, a ...more
Hardcover, 249 pages
Published June 15th 2011 by US Naval Institute Press
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James
Mar 15, 2013 James rated it really liked it
What a great book and what a great American! Sure he had issues with his family and alcoholism, but aside from that he was really amazing. I'm glad to have read this book and only wish I could have met the man before he passed on (Thanks Jim!).
I recommend this book!
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Jul 20, 2012 Ted Guglielmo rated it really liked it
Good read. His life with abusive parents to his own alcholosim. It also tells of the great pilot he was and the sad end to his life.
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