U.S. pilots in Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu during World War II. A U.S. Navy F4U Corsair parked in a sandy area. A pilot jumps down from the cockpit. The airplane captain greets the pilot. The captain stands near the tail section of the airplane. A small dog sitting on the tail of the aircraft. VMF-214 pilots (unit nicknamed the "Black Sheep") are briefed in front of an operations office by United States Marine Corps Major Gregory Boyington (nickname "Pappy". He was an ace pilot, had been a Flying Tiger, and was later awarded the Medal of Honor). The pilots running off after the briefing. They enter the briefing room. They run from the room outfitted with their flight gear. Pilot Boyington climbs in the cockpit of F4U aircraft. Palm trees in the background. Another pilot in a cockpit puts on headgear readying for takeoff. Pilot Bill Case (William N. Case), VMF-214, putting on a helmet. He buckles a chin strap. The aircraft taxis on the airstrip.
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