Marion Milton Magruder, USMC, was one of the first Americans to learn the techniques of Airborne Radar Intercept Night Fighting. He went on to lead a group of pilots barely out of flight school to be "Black Mac's Killers," the top-scoring Night Fighter Squadron in the World War II Pacific Theatre.
Filled with action and suspense, this heroic tale is a tribute to those men who cheated death, overcame immeasurable odds, and accomplished what the "experts" believed was impossible. Very little has previously been published about the genesis of U.S. Naval Radar Intercept Night Fighting due to the classified status of the program at the time. This military biography includes never-before-released information from the colonel's private files, VMF(N)533 Squadron war diaries, After-Action Reports, and secret communiqués.