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by Gregory "Pappy" Boyington
Bantam  1977
368 pages
Index, photos
ISBN: 978-0553263503
Cover Price: $2.95
Language: English

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Baa Baa Black Sheep

First published in 1958, this is the autobiography of Gregory "Pappy" Boyington who served in the U.S. Marine Corps and American Volunteer Group (AVG) as a fighter pilot. He is most famous as Commanding Officer (C.O.) of Marine Fighting Squadron 214 "Black Sheep" VMF-214. Boyington's story was adapted into the television series Baa Baa Black Sheep (Season 1) and Baa Baa Black Sheep (Season 2) where he was portrayed by actor Robert Conrad that aired between 1976-1978. Boyington was technical advisor for the entire series and appeared as fictional Gen. Harrison Kenlay in three episodes and got writing credit for one episode. During the late 1970s and 1980s, he often participated in air shows and events.

Review by Justin Taylan  

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