copyright 1958 "Seventeenth Printing" stated on copyright page; autographed by Pappy Boyington on his photograph page "Sept. 12, 86 To Jack..." - see pic; Wilson Press, Fresno; Hardbound; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket very good with very minor edge wear.
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 28 Japanese planes, and won the Congressional Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross. He broke every rule in the book in doing so, but when he fell into the hands of the vengeful Japanese his real ordeal began.
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.