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The outsider and the outcasts doing well despite the system. The glamour of the AVG, and Boyington got his memoirs in first. He was credited as the top scoring Marine pilot of WW2, and the squadron didn't too too badly either.
But there are many myths and (lets just say) exaggerations still abounding about WW2.
I have never read Boyington's memoir. Did read a bio about him and it was not very complimentary. I understand there are two Boyington biographies. Just browsing online listings the other day and came across three separate titles on the squadron.
Where they that top scoring a squadron?
I did read Tommy Blackburn's Jolly Rogers book and they were active at about the same time. I know they were Navy. Also high scorers.
Well just asking since I know folks here know more and have multiple decades of knowledge.
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