Baa Baa Black Sheep - Gregory Boyington

Baa Baa Black Sheep

By Gregory Boyington

  • Release Date: 1977-01-01
  • Genre: Military
Score: 4.5
From 39 Ratings


Here, 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 survive.

The World War II air war in the Pacific needed tough men like Colonel Pappy Boyington and his Black Sheep Squadron. 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 skies. 

Pappy himself was a living legend—he personally shot down twenty-eight Japanese planes, and won the Congressional Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross. He broke every rule in the book doing so, but when he fell into the hands of the vengeful Japanese his real ordeal began.


  • Excellent book

    By grnknight
    I enjoyed reading about pappy and his exploits but what touched me the most was how he felt towards his captors. We need to take heed in his wisdom and his being a true soldier in a time of war.
  • Great read

    By hoosiertrp215
    Great perspective about the air war in the pacific.
  • Black Sheep

    By Ole Pap
    This is a great book.