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Baa Baa Black Sheep Free read î 2 ï The World War II air war in the Pacific needed tough men like Colonel Pappy Boyington and his Black Sheep Suadron The legendary Marine Corps officer and his bunch of misfits outcasts and daredevils gave new definition to hell raising on the ground and in the skiesPappy himself was a living legend he personally sRaising on the ground and in the skiesPappy himself was a living legend he personally shot down 28 Japanese planes and won the Congressional Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross He broke every rule in the book in doing so but whe. I love this book but not for all the same reasons I love many other WWII memoirs It has its fair share of history of course and in this case it helps that Boyington's experience includes his time with the Flying Tigers in Burma as well as his contributions to the Pacific island hopping campaigns But what makes this book really uniue is Boyington's voice He paints a very vivid and highly personal picture of life at war both with the Japanese and with some of his own incompetent military leaders though he certainly doesn't gloss over his own faults And his accounts of the Japanese prison camps are eually riveting and they add interesting depth to one's appreciation of other POW experiences like that of Zamperini in Unbroken whose path crossed with Boyington's In places Black Sheep reads like a diary than a war memoir highly personal filled with asides and reflections and lots of Boyington's own opinions But it is all fascinating and engaging I wish he had described his battles in detail And I would have loved to hear about his experiences flying the Corsair in particular But those caveats aside this is a great book This is perhaps the third time I've read it but still enjoyed it immensely

Gregory Boyington ´ 2 Review

N he fell into the hands of the vengeful Japanese his real ordeal beganHere in his own words is the true story of America's wildest flying hero of his extraordinary heroism and of his greatest battle of all the fight to surviv. My whole prior knowledge of Pappy Boyington was derived from the old TV show so I wanted to get the full story by reading the book that the show was based on It was an ok read even though he is tough to follow at times since his narrative is much like a stream of semi random thoughts and stories especially early on I learned a few things he was a five time combat ace he was a hidden POW what the Japanese termed a captive and therefore not subject to Geneva Convention rules concerning treatment for two years and he was an alcoholic The books gets interesting after he is shot down until he returns home The later part of a the book focuses on the alcoholism and his life after the war As militry biographies go all in all the most value comes from the discussion of his life as a prisoner and how our guys were treated by the Japanese

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Baa Baa Black SheepThe World War II air war in the Pacific needed tough men like Colonel Pappy Boyington and his Black Sheep Suadron The legendary Marine Corps officer and his bunch of misfits outcasts and daredevils gave new definition to hell. This book didn’t grab me because of the writing ability of Gregory Boyington but I was hooked from page one There is no phony about this man and it is no wonder that he was a born leader He pulls no punches and tells everything the way that he sees it His personal accounts of the war and his opinions of the people he encountered there were mesmerizing I read it as a boy in 1977 and he was instantly one of my heroes His front page uote has stuck with me to this day “Just name any hero and I’ll prove he’s a bum” Boyington saw the world differently than anyone around him and even though he was in the military he pulled no punches about doing things ‘his’ way and the world be damned His accounts about fighting his own demons such as alcohol were unbelievably honest and stark Even though he was obviously a drunken braggart at times I have no doubt that there is some truth in every single story he told and that to his death he would have fought anyone to defend the honor of his words I’d recommend this book to anyone with interest in WWII or as an autobiography or a real man and a real American hero