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21 September 1976 (USA) See more »
The dramatized World War II adventures of US Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington and his Marine Attack Squadron 214, AKA The Black Sheep Squadron. Full summary »
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 12 of 46)

Robert Conrad ... Maj. Greg 'Pappy' Boyington (36 episodes, 1976-1978)

Simon Oakland ... Brig. Gen. Thomas Moore (36 episodes, 1976-1978)

Dana Elcar ... Col. Thomas A. Lard (36 episodes, 1976-1978)

Dirk Blocker ... 1st Lt. Jerome 'Jerry' Bragg (36 episodes, 1976-1978)
W.K. Stratton ... 2nd Lt. Lawrence 'Larry' Casey / ... (36 episodes, 1976-1978)

Jeff MacKay ... 1st Lt. Donald French (36 episodes, 1976-1978)

Larry Manetti ... Lt. Bob Boyle / ... (34 episodes, 1976-1978)

Robert Ginty ... 1st Lt. Thomas Joseph 'T.J.' Wiley (30 episodes, 1976-1978)

John Larroquette ... 2nd Lt. Robert 'Bob' Anderson (30 episodes, 1976-1978)

Red West ... Sgt. Micklin / ... (24 episodes, 1976-1978)
James Whitmore Jr. ... Capt. James 'Jim' Gutterman (23 episodes, 1976-1977)

Joey Aresco ... Sgt. John David 'Hutch' Hutchinson (20 episodes, 1976-1977)

Series Directed by
Lawrence Doheny (8 episodes, 1976-1978)
Jackie Cooper (5 episodes, 1976-1977)
Dana Elcar (4 episodes, 1977-1978)
Robert Conrad (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
Edward Dein (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
Russ Mayberry (2 episodes, 1976)
John Peyser (2 episodes, 1976)
Philip DeGuere Jr. (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Barry Shear (2 episodes, 1977)
Series Writing credits
Stephen J. Cannell (36 episodes, 1976-1978)
Philip DeGuere Jr. (8 episodes, 1976-1977)
Donald P. Bellisario (7 episodes, 1977-1978)
Ken Pettus (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
Milt Rosen (2 episodes, 1976)
Frank Abatemarco (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Rod Baker (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
James Crocker (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Glen Olson (2 episodes, 1977-1978)

Nicholas Corea (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Stephen J. Cannell .... executive producer (36 episodes, 1976-1978)
Alex Beaton .... producer / supervising producer (33 episodes, 1976-1978)
Philip DeGuere Jr. .... supervising producer / producer (27 episodes, 1976-1978)
Chuck Bowman .... associate producer / producer (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
Donald P. Bellisario .... producer (8 episodes, 1977-1978)
J. Rickley Dumm .... associate producer (7 episodes, 1978)
Series Original Music by
Pete Carpenter (32 episodes, 1976-1978)
Mike Post (32 episodes, 1976-1978)
Series Cinematography by
Edward R. Plante (22 episodes, 1976-1977)
H. John Penner (8 episodes, 1977-1978)

John Elsenbach (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
George Potter (9 episodes, 1976-1978)
Jerry Dronsky (8 episodes, 1976-1977)
Robert L. Kimble (8 episodes, 1976-1977)
Christopher Nelson (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
Series Art Direction by
John D. Jefferies Sr. (22 episodes, 1976-1977)
Ron Foreman (3 episodes, 1978)
Series Set Decoration by
Ron Jeschke (23 episodes, 1976-1978)
Ed Baer (3 episodes, 1976)
Series Costume Design by
Yvonne Wood (1 episode, 1976)
Series Production Management
Jack Terry .... unit manager (23 episodes, 1976-1977)
James M. Walters Jr. .... unit manager (3 episodes, 1978)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James W. Gavin .... second unit director (22 episodes, 1976-1978)
David Menteer .... assistant director (13 episodes, 1976-1978)
Larry Powell .... assistant director (12 episodes, 1976-1977)
Robert Gilmore .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Series Art Department
Ken Speed .... carpenter (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Lowell Harris .... sound (23 episodes, 1976-1977)
Kendrick Sweet .... sound effects editor (18 episodes, 1976-1977)
Robert Jackson .... boom operator (5 episodes, 1976)
Walt Jenevein .... sound effects editor (4 episodes, 1976)
Colin C. Mouat .... sound effects editor (4 episodes, 1977-1978)
John K. Kean .... sound (4 episodes, 1978)
Lawrence E. Neiman .... sound effects editor (3 episodes, 1978)
Dennis C. Salcedo .... cable / sound (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
David Pettijohn .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 1978)

Pieter Hubbard .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Charles E. Moran .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Donald L. Warner Jr. .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Bob Herron .... stunts (1 episode, 1976)
Conrad E. Palmisano .... stunt performer (1 episode, 1977)
Bruce Paul Barbour .... stunt performer (1 episode, 1978)

Jean Coulter .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ron Veto .... stunt camera rigger (27 episodes, 1976-1978)
Doug Mathias .... gaffer (24 episodes, 1977-1978)
Charles R. Young .... camera operator (16 episodes, 1976-1977)
Casey Jones .... grip (5 episodes, 1978)

Rexford L. Metz .... director of photography: second unit (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lew Richard .... technical advisor (16 episodes, 1976-1977)
Series Music Department
Stephen A. Hope .... music editor (31 episodes, 1976-1978)
Pete Carpenter .... composer: theme music (25 episodes, 1976-1978)
Mike Post .... composer: theme music (25 episodes, 1976-1978)
Series Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver / production driver (10 episodes, 1976-1978)
Series Other crew
Gregory H. 'Pappy' Boyington .... technical advisor (33 episodes, 1976-1978)
Ken Pettus .... story consultant (16 episodes, 1976-1977)
Sharon Thurgood .... studio teacher (7 episodes, 1978)
Milt Rosen .... creative consultant (6 episodes, 1976)
Donald P. Bellisario .... story editor (2 episodes, 1977-1978)

'Junior' Burchinal .... pilot (unknown episodes)
James W. Gavin .... pilot (unknown episodes)
Steve Hinton .... pilot (unknown episodes)
Gerald Martin .... pilot (unknown episodes)
Art Scholl .... pilot (unknown episodes)
Frank Tallman .... aerial coordinator / pilot (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Baa Baa Black Sheep" - USA (original title)
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60 min (37 episodes)
Color | Color (Technicolor)
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Did You Know?

When nurses were added to the regular cast, they were referred to in the opening credits as "Pappy Lambs" as a takeoff on the show that was beating this one in the ratings at the time, "Charlie's Angels" (1976).See more »
Factual errors: 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 »
Major Greg 'Pappy' Boyington:The only way we're gonna win this war is if Tokyo is more fouled up than Washington.See more »
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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
brings back memories i shared with my grand dad a marine., 6 July 2007
Author: southerncrosshr from United States

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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