Originally Posted by peterm1
The world loves a charming cad - a bum if you like, especially from a distance. And Capa was a charmer. But here's the thing, most people who knew him seemed to like the guy too. So he really can't have been all bad. And of course he did his job, repeatedly putting himself in harm's way to get the photos. And that is something they can't take away from him though some may try.
Boyington himself reveled in his hero status, despite also claiming to be a bum in his book. Reading Gamble's Biography on Boyington it became clear how much of a bum he really was.
Nobody denied he was a daring fighterpilot though.