Part 1 on Greg "Pappy" Boyington. Before he led the world famous VMF-214 Blacksheep over the Solomons, Pappy Boyington was a broke, sometimes violent, drunk, about to get kicked out of the Marine Corps. He’s given a second chance when he joins the American Volunteer Group, the Flying Tigers. This episode covers Pappy’s early life and time before his time with VMF-214, the Blacksheep squadron, as well as the history of the AVG.

Selected readings:

Black Sheep: The Life of Pappy Boyington by John Wukovitz

Baa Baa Black Sheep by Greg Boyington

The Flying Tigers: Claire Chennault and the American Volunteer Group by Daniel Ford

I can be reached at Feedback and reviews are appreciated. Semper Fi, Kelly "Beavis" Ramshur

Podden och tillhörande omslagsbild på den här sidan tillhör The Aviation Medals of Honor. Innehållet i podden är skapat av The Aviation Medals of Honor och inte av, eller tillsammans med, Poddtoppen.