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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 1st Lt. Donald 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 (29 episodes, 1976-1978)
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 2nd Lt. Robert 'Bob' Anderson (29 episodes, 1976-1978)
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 Sgt. Micklin / ... (19 episodes, 1977-1978)
James Whitmore Jr. ...
 Capt. James 'Jim' Gutterman (23 episodes, 1976-1977)
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 Sgt. John David 'Hutch' Hutchinson (20 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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21 September 1976 (USA)  »

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Black Sheep Squadron  »

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(37 episodes)

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Trivia

There is a famous photo of every member of the Black Sheep Squadron posing on the wings of one of their planes wearing St. Louis Cardinals baseball caps. The Cardinals donated one cap for every Japanese plane the squadron shot down. They ended up donating so many caps that everybody in the entire squadron, including the ground personnel, got one. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the episodes a newsreel would be shown usually as a way to introduce the subject of that episode's story. The copyright date on the newsreel was MCMXXXIX (1939), which would have been at least two years before the U.S. entered the war. See more »

Quotes

Major Greg 'Pappy' Boyington: The only way we're gonna win this war is if Tokyo is more fouled up than Washington.
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Connections

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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