Baa Baa Black Sheep (1976) Set in the Pacific Theater during World War II, this two-fisted military series follows the exploits of the famed Black Sheep Squadron, a motley crew of maverick aerial aces led by Maj. Greg "Pappy" Boyington (Robert Conrad). Featuring plenty of testosterone-fueled, fast-paced action, the show also stars Simon Oakland, John Larroquette and Dana Elcar as Boyington's bureaucratic, no-nonsense commanding officer.
F4U-1 Corsair in VMF 214 ("Black Sheep" squadron), Torokina airstrip, Bougainville, December 1943. [1024x656]
Marine Attack Squadron Two Hundred and Fourteen - VMF 214 (Black Sheep Squadron) on Turtle Bay Fighter Strip, Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides. They are shown before leaving for Munda, with an F4U in the background, 11 September 1943. Note, Major Gregory “Pappy” Boyington, 8th from left, front row. U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.