A German captain warns Saunders that "a reckless hunter who sets a trap often becomes its first victim" when Saunders uses him as bait to attract a deadly Nazi Colonel. The infantry NCO ... See full summary »

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Lt. Hanley (credit only)
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Sgt. Meider
Conlan Carter ...
Doc
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Leonard Bell ...
Major Orcutt
Bob Garrett ...
German Sgt.
Lee Millar ...
German Radio Operator
Jim Goodwin ...
Dispatch Rider
Mike Krempels ...
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A German captain warns Saunders that "a reckless hunter who sets a trap often becomes its first victim" when Saunders uses him as bait to attract a deadly Nazi Colonel. The infantry NCO battles not only the wily captain, but a cynical, fellow Sergeant, on loan for his German capability. Sgt. Maider doubts Saunders' every move, needling Saunders that his improvisation risks their lives, especially their wounded medic, solely for his own glory. Written by David Stevens

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27 October 1964 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Persistence, Determination, & A Little Bit of Luck
8 August 2014 | by (Mesa, AZ USA) – See all my reviews

"Operation Fly Trap" is the perfect name for a story about turning a huge disadvantage into a huge advantage, a win-win so to speak. White Rook find themselves trapped in a barn and must take over the site to avoid capture. It all comes about by accident & necessity.

Once Sergeant Saunders hears Colonel Von Stoltz is coming, he gets grandiose ideas of capturing the guy. Technical Sergeant Meider (well played by Gary Lockwood) thinks Saunders is nuts and wants out. Suspense permeates the episode in that German top command keep radioing their captured men. The Sarge provides the right verbiage via Sergeant Meider.

Screen Writer Don Tait did an outstanding job; the plot & story flow are extremely well thought out and no detail is left unaddressed. The story is very believable. He wrote Caje's role in creator Robert Pirosh's image; and Caje plays it to the hilt approximating the Louisiana soldier Mr. Pirosh served with in WW II. Granted the left handed BAR man in the beginning sequence is probably our Kirby. And the squad shrank noticeably. But perhaps there was an unmentioned reason for the squad to split apart after the opening sequence. We do not know.

Saunders' interaction with the German captain (well played by Frank Marth) is well done; sarcasm flows both ways.

Sergeant Meider continually busts Saunders' chops until the Sarge finally puts him in his place. Their interaction makes the viewer feel the total confidence & control exuded by Saunders.

Combat scenes are excellent. The ending German machine gunner is quite amusing; he reminded me of Trooper Vanderbilt on F Troop. They should have given him Coke bottle glasses for effect!

Great Episode ! - the likes of which kept the viewer coming back for more every week.


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