The Jolly Rogers. The Story of Tom Blackburn and Navy Fighting Squadron VF-17.


Published by (1989) Orion Books,, New York:, 1989
From Colophon Book Shop, ABAA (Exeter, NH, U.S.A.)

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octavo, (xviii); 270pp. Introduction by James Stockdale. Illustrations include black and white photographs of squadron members, aircraft, and a map. With Roster of Officers, Bibliography, and Index.The story of one of the US Navy's foremost fighter squadron, VF-17, and its charismatic commander, fighter ace Tom Blackburn, in action against the Japanese in the Solomon and Bismack islands during World War II. This copy is signed and dated by five members of the Squadron on labels affixed to the front endpaper: Tom Blackburn 7/6/90; Dan Cunningham 7/5/90; Rog Hedrick 7/7/90; Windy (Robert) Hill 7-7-90 and Wm L Landreth 7-4-90. A very fine, clean copy. blue boards and cloth in pictorial dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 18695

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Title: The Jolly Rogers. The Story of Tom Blackburn...

Publisher: (1989) Orion Books,, New York:

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition..

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