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Old 03-30-2020, 08:04 PM   #11
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Amen! RIP Robert Conrad & Col. Boyington
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Old 03-30-2020, 08:19 PM   #12
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If you guys haven't read Black Sheep One I highly recommend picking up a copy. On a side note, My Dad was in the military around 2001 attending Defense Language Institute, Monterey CA. He wrote to Mr. Conrad around that time, and actually got a phone call from him congratulating him on his graduation.

I mean how cool of a guy do you have to be to call your fans personally?

As for Pappy, let's just say he and I would've gotten along well for sure.

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Old 03-30-2020, 09:04 PM   #13
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I loved that show recorded all episodes on cassette tape back then so i could listen to it for many years to come I have the complete set on dvd now. Pappy was suppose to be signing autographs at an air show i went to as a kid but he never showed up slept in LOL. That show is the reason i joined the navy and worked as a aviation electricians mate on F/A-18 Hornets, C-130 and E6-A (Boeing 707 Tacamo) aircraft. Wanted to join the Marines but i hated to run lol. Somewhere on youtube there is a interview with Conrad when he talks about getting his private pilots license and flying to the set of black sheep squadron. One day he was flying himself and Pappy to the sets airfield when Pappy asked to take the yoke. He had a hard landing and crashed Conrads plan LOL. God Bless them both

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Old 03-31-2020, 02:17 PM   #14
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I loved that show recorded all episodes on cassette tape back then so i could listen to it for many years to come I have the complete set on dvd now. Pappy was suppose to be signing autographs at an air show i went to as a kid but he never showed up slept in LOL. That show is the reason i joined the navy and worked as a aviation electricians mate on F/A-18 Hornets, C-130 and E6-A (Boeing 707 Tacamo) aircraft. Wanted to join the Marines but i hated to run lol. Somewhere on youtube there is a interview with Conrad when he talks about getting his private pilots license and flying to the set of black sheep squadron. One day he was flying himself and Pappy to the sets airfield when Pappy asked to take the yoke. He had a hard landing and crashed Conrads plan LOL. God Bless them both
Sounds like him for sure hahaha

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Old 04-01-2020, 10:16 AM   #15
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"To our fallen companions whose bones rest on the bottom of the sea in the Solomon Islands, cut down in the bloom of youth, denied the pleasures of life, which by chance, the rest of us have enjoyed. To Gregory Boyington, the courageous, charismatic leader of our days of glory. To Frank Walton, who from our early days has not only been our Boswell, our biographer, in creating the Black Sheep legend, but by his own life has been friend, inspiration and role model to all. To Jim Reames our compassionate squadron doctor, whose medical treatment, Lejon brandy and cheerful good humor helped each of us to bear the stress of combat when death was a frequent visitor to our squadron. To our wives and ladies without whom life would have been a fruitless, cheerless existence without meaning. To each of us, once a proud, brave brotherhood in arms, today we are bound by our own actions in the Black Sheep legend as friends forever. Last to our beloved Marine Corps. We all knew when we put on the forest green uniform that it would ask us to put our lives at risk, which it did, and it would give us only pride and self respect, which it has."

— Bolt's toast at the VMF-214 50-year reunion in 1993.
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Old 04-08-2020, 05:28 AM   #16
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As a descendant of Gregory Boyington.. I am also very enthusiastic about the introduction of the F4U Corsair as well as the Mariana's map into the DCS World. Working from home during this time of quarantine, I have a signed print of Boyington making his 21st kill in the Corsair right in front of me every day. Cheers!
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Old 04-10-2020, 01:27 AM   #17
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Only the Corsair can start with a 3 bladed prop and land with a 4 bladed prop. And vice versa. The good old Hamilton Standard Vari-Blade system. Far more advanced than merely adjusting pitch...


Great show. Stupid, but still great.
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Old 04-10-2020, 06:28 PM   #18
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Yeah, the show was rediculous, but I just had to watch it for the airplanes. A lot of the real surviving Black Sheep weren't happy about how Boyington allowed the TV show to represent them. None of it was real and the stories were just plain silly. I don't think he cared much. He was getting a big check.
The final year when they tried to save the show by adding , "The Lambs," even I stopped watching it.
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Only the Corsair can start with a 3 bladed prop and land with a 4 bladed prop. And vice versa. The good old Hamilton Standard Vari-Blade system. Far more advanced than merely adjusting pitch...


Great show. Stupid, but still great.

I mean, it would have been different if they would have had a jillion Corsairs to choose from for flight sequences. Cut them some slack!

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Old 04-12-2020, 04:26 PM   #20
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Once upon a time, Matt Wagner, from ED, made the mistake of promising the delivery of some item "in two more weeks" ... of course that timeframe was not met and it originated an insiders joke, that has been repeated so many times that currently isn't funny at all. Buy the Harrier, it's a really enjoyable aircraft in spite of a few bugs and items still not finished.

"Two weeks" was a running joke in the late 90's with the developers of Warbirds.
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