By Carl O. Dunbar,Peter M. Dunbar
Lt. Gen. Robert F. Milligan, U.S. Marine Corps (retired)
"An interesting examine Marine aviation in international struggle II by way of a delicate and clever pilot; few narratives supply as a lot perception into the intensely own emotions of a pilot in combat."--Walter Boyne, writer of The effect of Air energy upon History
"Offers a compelling inspect the area of a tender guy who left the relaxation of civilian existence to turn into a pilot in a single of the easiest recognized strive against fighter squadrons of the Pacific warfare. Lt. Carl O. Dunbar Jr.'s letters domestic remind us of the private facet of the second one global War."--Michael H. Creswell, writer of a query of Balance
Before the Marine combating Squadron VMF-214 turned often called the Black Sheep squadron led via "Pappy" Boyington, this air team used to be already flying missions from Guadalcanal. Commissioned in 1942, the squadron used to be initially referred to as "The Swashbucklers."
Lt. Carl Dunbar used to be one of many squadron's unique pilots, and his letters domestic describe the learning and dwelling stipulations he confronted as a Marine within the Pacific theater in the course of the early years of global conflict II. Dunbar eventually flew eighty-two missions in the course of the Solomon crusade, and this quantity comprises his inner most logbook.
Like many veterans, after returning to the us Dunbar infrequently spoke approximately his wartime provider. purely after his loss of life did his son Peter realize this trove of fabric, and his remark presents context for every of his father's letters. either own and common, this quantity bargains a glimpse of what lifestyles was once like for a guy with an exceptional feel of loyalty and compassion stuck up within the conflict of his generation.
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Before They Were the Black Sheep: Marine Fighting Squadron VMF-214 and the Battle for the Solomon Islands by Carl O. Dunbar,Peter M. Dunbar