Combat!: Season 5, Episode 23

Nightmare on the Red Ball Run (28 Feb. 1967)

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A tyrannical sergeant, snipers and a dangerous cargo plague Kirby and Littlejohn as they drive trucks to the front lines.



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Episode cast overview:
Lt. Hanley (credit only)
Jack Hogan ...
Conlan Carter ...
Dick Peabody ...
Pierre Jalbert ...
Corporal Sloan
John Carter ...
Paul Busch ...
German Tank Commander
Medic (as Mike Masters)
Beau Vanden Ecker ...


A tyrannical sergeant, snipers and a dangerous cargo plague Kirby and Littlejohn as they drive trucks to the front lines.

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Action | Drama | War





Release Date:

28 February 1967 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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After the German half track slaughtered the GI's in the small valley, the German soldiers came to check out if any the GI's were alive. One German soldier checked the GI who was half off the front end the US vehicle. The dead GI moved his hand to grab hold of a handle so not to fall off the truck. The German seemed to notice the movement. See more »

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30 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Kirby gets kudos for seeing what he can do on his own without the Sarge around. It was great seeing him using his BAR and being an effective ground soldier. Although Kirby would never hear the words from the Sarge's lips, he would understand the smirk on the Sarge's face. Sarge would be proud!

The German snipers looked a bit too American in their cameo. Not sure if that was historically correct .. We also learn that Kirby drove a beer truck one time in his life.

Since Kirby is my favorite character, I always look for Kirbyisms. Rosie say: have you ever fought a half track? Kirby: No. No this is the first time.

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