Actually, to correct the fellow reviewer, even though there is a great deal of dramatic license taken, it is definitely not "complete fiction". You may notice at the end of every episode, the actual Pappy Boyington is a technical advisor and was quite active with the show. He even appears in a few episodes if you watch closely. Another example is that Boyington, as portrayed in the pilot show, was a member of the Flying Tigers led by Claire Chenault which is where he developed tactics to beat the Japanese Zero fighter. Another episode shows an officer trying to sell "Flying Fortresses" as a self-defensive airplane in need of no fighter cover. That struggle proved that indeed, fighter escort was needed and subsequently used. I highly recommend the show as being both historically meaningful and entertaining fun (some "fiction" thrown in!!). Get it and enjoy. 5 stars.
Ever since I was a child I would get goose bumps at the sound of *we are poor lilâ lambs who have lost our way*. This was an exciting show in the 70âs and still is. Itâs a window to a time when our WWII vets would have been watching too. It is unapologetic romantic view of war. Itâs Camp and its action. The previous reviewer is dead on when he says there is a lot of fact in this fiction. I highly recommend it.