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Swashbucklers and Black Sheep free pdf Swashbucklers and Black Sheep is a comprehensive illustrated history of the squadron from its formation and first two combat tours on Guadalcanal as the Swashbucklers, which included their transition to the iconic gull-winged Corsair, to the arrival of their second commander, Pappy Boyington, after which they became the Black Sheep. The squadron's combat over Bougainville and Rabaul and the story of Boyington being shot down are covered, as are the squadron's exploits in the latter part of the war (while Boyington was a POW), which culminated in the heavy losses suffered aboard the carrier USS Franklin. The squadron's service in Korea, Vietnam, and the Global War on Terror complete the storied history of VMF 214.

About Bruce D. Gamble

Bruce Gamble (Lynn Haven, FL) is a retired naval flight officer and former historian with the Naval Aviation Museum foundation. He is the author of four previous books about the Pacific war: The Black Sheep, a complete combat history of Marine Fighting Squadron 214- Black Sheep One, a definitive biography of Greg "Pappy" Boyington- Darkest Hour: The True Story of Lark Force at Rabaul, on the Japanese invasion of New Britain- and Fortress Rabaul, about the buildup of the infamous Japanese stronghold.

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Author : Bruce D. Gamble
Publisher : Zenith Press
Data Published : 01 September 2012
ISBN : 0760342504
EAN : 9780760342503
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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