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THE JOLLY ROGERS The Story of Tom Blackburn and Navy Fighting Squadron  VF-17 by  Tom Blackburn - Hardcover - 1989 - from Ravenswood Books and Biblio.co.uk

THE JOLLY ROGERS The Story of Tom Blackburn and Navy Fighting Squadron VF-17

by Blackburn, Tom

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Orion Books. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1989. Hardcover. Book club edition. Hardcover is clean & tight, only marking is a small inscription on endpage. Jacket has moderate edgewear and several small tears/chips. "The story of Navy Fighting Squadron VF-17, whose combat record in the 76 day campaign against the Japanese in the Solomon and Bismarck Islands totaled 154 enemy plans destroyed, surpassing the record of the better known "Black Sheep" led by Pappy Boyington. No less than 13 men in this squadron, including Blackburn himself, became aces, each destroying more than 5 enemy aircraft. " [403-notosl]; 8vo .




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