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)
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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 Sgt. Micklin / ... (19 episodes, 1977-1978)
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Storyline

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

In the pilot the character Boyle was played by Jake Mitchell (as listed in episode end credits). In every subsequent episode he was played by Chicago actor Larry Manetti. See more »

Goofs

Whenever a Zero was shot down by a Corsair, it would bellow white smoke and begin to trail away. In reality, because the Zero did not have self sealing fuel tanks, in would in almost every circumstance burst into flames or explode when shot down. See more »

Quotes

Major Greg 'Pappy' Boyington: Around here, we brush our teeth with Scotch.
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: The Best of Steve Martin (1998) See more »

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brings back memories i shared with my grand dad a marine.
6 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember i was just a kid when i came home from some where and the first episode came on and i watched it with my grand dad i was hooked from then on. my grand dad remembered the black sheep from his days on Guadalcanal and told me about the real Boyington and the black sheep. we knew the TV show was pretty much hokam but we enjoyed the spirit of the show and how good it made us feel. i later was given a copy of the book pappy wrote by my grand mother and i would build corsairs from kits and hang them in my room. i never got to meet pappy before he died but if i ever get back to Arlington national cemetery i will go to his grave as i do grand dads and say a word of thanks. i was also lucky to grow up not far from the little town where Audie Murphy was born in Kingston Texas. and my other favorite military person was general George s Patton Ole blood and guts himself. it is too bad we do not have those type of men around any more but to them all a heartfelt thanks. they were in deed the greatest generation.


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