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Riassunto: Whenever the fighter pilots of the Black Sheep Squadron headed out on a mission in their F4-U Corsairs, they always flew in pairs. The guy in the other plane was known as your "wingman." Incredibly, when Bob McClurg joined the Black Sheep Marine Fighter Squadron in the South Pacific theatre during WWII, he barely had any flying hours under his belt. The colorful squadron leader, Greg "Pappy" Boyington, literally took McClurg under his wing and made an Ace fighter pilot out of him. McClurg flew many missions as Boyington's wingman in the distinctive "bent-winged" aircraft. The Corsairs could really take a beating, but they often lacked critical equipment such as working compasses or radios. Outmaneuvered by the swift Japanese zeroes, they often limped back to the base. But the zeroes were fragile, and, as McClurg says, after a morning combat mission there were usually a lot fewer lunches served at the Japanese base than there had been breakfasts. Boyington's combat tactics, which are reprinted in this book, were largely responsible for the high success rate of the Black Sheep. Several books have been written about the Black Sheep, but this is the only one besides Boyington's autobiography, "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep," and Frank Walton's "Once They Were Eagles." that has been written by one of the original squadron members. Thanks to a 1970s television series, the Black Sheep became a cultural icon, but the series did not give a completely accurate portrayal of the squadron, and McClurg sets the record straight. He emphasizes that these fighter pilots and their leader were not "misfits," as is commonly believed. Here is McClurg's story in his own words, with excerpts from his wartime journals accompanied by transcriptions of the actual combat reports from the National Archives, as well as several never before published photographs. A WWII aviation classic! 2003, 5½ x 8½, cloth, 256 pp.
Titolo: On Boyington's Wing: The Wartime Journals of...
Casa editrice: Heritage Books Inc.
Data di pubblicazione: 2003
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Heritage Books Inc. Condizione libro: Good. Hardcover This item shows wear from consistent use but remains in good readable condition. It may have marks on or in it, and may show other signs of previous use or shelf wear. May have minor creases or signs of wear on dust jacket. Packed with care, shipped promptly. Codice libro della libreria H-05-0565
Descrizione libro HERITAGE BOOKS INC 1. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: No Dust Jacket. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Book in excellent condition, but DJ is missing. History and Social Science>Military>World War II>Aviation. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: No Dust Jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 01978078842476202. Codice libro della libreria 01978078842476202
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97807884247624.0
Descrizione libro eagle ed., bowie md, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st Edition. an excellent copy and jacket with almost no wear. There is a note on the dedication page dated fathers day 2004 "Thot you'd relate to a lot of the aircraft repairs journal on island life. climate, tent living and nite air raids. not signed but I take it to be from the author. Codice libro della libreria 015436
Descrizione libro Heritage Books Inc., 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: very good. octavo. 206pp and appendix. Signed and inscribed by author Robert McClurb on title page. Back of dust jacket cover has "waving", perhaps due to moisture. However the rear inside cover of book is fine. In a brodart wrapper. Codice libro della libreria 46626
Descrizione libro Heritage Books Inc., 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P020788424769
Descrizione libro Heritage Books Inc., 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110788424769
Descrizione libro Heritage Books Inc., 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Like New. Codice libro della libreria P010788424769
Descrizione libro U.S.A.: Heritage Books Inc., 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: As New. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. AS NEW copy, signed by Lt. Col. Robert W. McClurg. BP. Signed by Author(s). Codice libro della libreria ABE-1491855630267
Descrizione libro Heritage Books Inc., 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 1st US Edition 1st Printing. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 0788424769