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Swashbucklers & Black Sheep

Marine Fighting Squadron 214 in WWII by Bruce D. Gamble Code: 25945 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publication date: 01/07/2012 Availability: Sold Out Price: AU $49.95
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.
Format: Hardback
Pages: 224
Illustration: COLOUR THROUGHOUT
Availability: Sold Out
Publisher: ZENITH PRESS
Publication date: 01/07/2012
Country of publication: AUSTRALIA
Weight: 1450 g
Dimensions: 300mm X 200mm
Code: 25945