Battle-weary Corsairs and pilots of VMF-214’s “Black Sheep” cool down as its leader Gregory Boyington describes a successful mission. The Black Sheep became the stuff of legend in the Solomon Island campaign in late 1943. Its famous, often controversial leader, “Pappy”
Boyington, became a household name in America during this time. A former Flying Tiger, Boyington was given command of a pool of Marine pilots, some of whom were already blooded combat veterans, some of whom who had no combat experience at the point they entered VMF-214. Under his informal and often brilliantly unorthodox leadership, Boyington led his Black Sheep to become undeniably the most famous Marine aviation unit in history. Believed to be killed in action, Boyington was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, only to surprise the world by emerging alive (and relatively well) from a Japanese POW camp after the war.
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