Now Australia's Biggest Toy Shop

Turn your Clutter Into Cash with SmartSell.TM Book a Courier Pickup Today!

Once They Were Eagles


Product Description
Product Details


For 84 days during World War II Marine Fighting Squadron 214 ranged over the South Pacific led by a hard-drinking but gifted pilot and tactician named Gregg ``Pappy'' Boyington. The ``Black Sheep,'' though well known at the time, have received only scant mention in military history (there was a highly fictional TV series in the 1970s). Walton was the 214's intelligence officer, knew all the principals personally, and recently contacted or interviewed the surviving 34 (out of 5l); vignettes of these make up the second half of the work. The first half, a unit history, is rather sketchy and anecdotal but vividly re-creates conditions under which the South Pacific war was fought; Walton's personal recollections and documents (in appendixes) are welcome. An enjoyable book, long overdue for World War II aviation buffs. Mel D. Lane, Sacramento, Cal.

"A fascinating study of the overnight development of a diverse group of American youth reacting with shock to the attack on Pearl Harbor." -- Marine Corps Gazette

"A study of immense value of how Marines battled the vaunted Japanese Zero and emerged victorious." -- Leatherneck

"A new and refreshing look at this truly remarkable fighter pilot -- 'Pappy' Boyington -- and his squadron." -- Military History

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Once They Were Eagles: The Men of the Black Sheep Squadron on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top