Black Sheep Squadron (1976–1978)
"Baa Baa Black Sheep" (original title)

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The dramatized World War II adventures of US Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington and his Marine Attack Squadron 214, AKA The Black Sheep Squadron.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
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 Maj. Greg 'Pappy' Boyington (36 episodes, 1976-1978)
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 Brig. Gen. Thomas Moore (36 episodes, 1976-1978)
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 Col. Thomas A. Lard (36 episodes, 1976-1978)
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 1st Lt. Jerome 'Jerry' Bragg (36 episodes, 1976-1978)
W.K. Stratton ...
 2nd Lt. Lawrence 'Larry' Casey (36 episodes, 1976-1978)
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 French / ... (36 episodes, 1976-1978)
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 Lt. Bob Boyle / ... (34 episodes, 1976-1978)
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 1st Lt. Thomas Joseph 'T.J.' Wiley (30 episodes, 1976-1978)
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 Lt. Bob Anderson / ... (30 episodes, 1976-1978)
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 Sgt. Micklin / ... (28 episodes, 1976-1978)
James Whitmore Jr. ...
 Capt. James 'Jim' Gutterman (23 episodes, 1976-1977)
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 Sgt. John David 'Hutch' Hutchinson (21 episodes, 1976-1977)
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Pappy Boyington is the squadron-leader of a group of fighter pilots stationed on an island in the Pacific, during World War II. Pappy often needs to intercede in altercations at the base, but everyone seems to pull together when they are assigned missions in the air. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Black Sheep Squadron  »

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Trivia

Some scenes show the pilots holding the triggers for extended periods of time. Standard practice was to fire in 3-5 second bursts because the Corsair only carried enough ammunition for just under 30 continuous seconds of firing. There were 400 rounds per gun in the inner two guns and 375 rounds for the outer gun. See more »

Goofs

In several of the dogfight scenes, when there is a brief in-cockpit view of the pilot's hands dramatically pushing or pulling at the control stick, none of the (clearly visible) instruments ever move to indicate a climb, dive, or turn. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Mechanic Sgt. Andy Micklin: College boys!
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: The Best of Steve Martin (1998) See more »

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My thoughts on Baa Baa Blacksheep...
16 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It was an excellent program... and miles above the competition! Baa Baa Blacksheep (Blacksheep Squadron) will always hold a special place in my heart. I not only knew the cast (Great people!), but I was acquainted with the real "Pappy" Boyington as well. He had a great time working the set of Baa Baa Blacksheep and I know it meant a lot to him... Anyone not familiar with Greg "Pappy" Boyington should read the book "Blacksheep One"... It really lets the reader into the kind of person he really was. Highly recommended!

Here's to Greg...He was one hell of a combat pilot, and a hell of a man.

He is sorely missed.


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