Black Sheep - The Life of Pappy Boyington

by John F. Wukovits (2011)

Gregory "Pappy" Boyington became known to a large audience through the TV-Series "The Black Sheep", telling the story of VMF-214 during WW II.  Adapted for television it focuses only particularly to the reality of the hard fightings in thePacific, but autor John F. Wukovits tells about the hard and real moments of the war and the tragic life of the pilot Gregory Boyington.A great book about the tragic carreer of an unique person, perfectly summarized by autor John F. Wukovits: " In his cockpit Greg Boyington was a master and genius in his surroundings, unfortunately he was barely able to manage his life outside of his cockpit and the military."

Book details:
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Year: 201
Language: English / 289 pages
ISBN-13: 978 1591149774

Dear John,
reading your great book was a pleasure for me. Your work gives "Pappy" Boyington the full honors he deserves. I was pleased to have meet you in the National Air and Space Museum on October 29th, 2011.
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