The first episode of Black Sheep Chronicles: VMF-214 in World War II is now on YouTube. During the summer Gamble announced (HERE) a new and exciting series of episodes about the famed Black Sheep Squadron (VMF-214). Gamble published his first book, The Black Sheep, in 1998, a highly readable account that serves to both correct and extend the record of the VMF-241 and its renowned squadron leader Greg “Pappy” Boyington. With a total of four titles now in print, Bruce is recognized as one of the top authors on the air war in the Pacific.
Using rarely-seen video footage and still photographs, author Bruce Gamble has produced Part 1: Wildcat Days, a 24-minute documentary of the famous squadron’s creation and its first tour of combat. During the spring of 1943, VMF-214’s pilots flew Grumman F4F-4 Wildcats from Fighter One airstrip on Guadalcanal in the Southwest Pacific. The video shows numerous aspects of the squadron’s combat experiences and daily existence on the fabled island.