Combat!: Season 4, Episode 16

The Raider (28 Dec. 1965)

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Hanley is captured by a brutal SS officer, Captain Reichhardt.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Corporal MacGowan (as Martin Brooks)
Jack Hogan ...
Pierre Jalbert ...
Conlan Carter ...
Ray McGrath ...
Tim (as Raymond McGrath)
George Sawaya ...
Jerry Carter ...
Wounded German (as Gerald Carter)
Edgar Winston ...
German #1
German #2 (as William Mahoney)
German #4
Roger Gentry ...
German #5
Wally K. Berns ...
German #6 (as Wally Berns)


German Captain Reichhardt commands a very special platoon of Waffen SS troops who are selected for their ability to speak English and infiltrate American lines. Reichhardt's Raiders are known by GIs to specialize in setting traps to capture American officers for interrogation, while killing any enlisted men taken with the officers. Lt. Hanley is captured by the Raiders and taken to a temporary holding area while Reichhardt leaves to capture more officers. Before dying however, Hanley's driver is able to tell Sgt. Saunders what happened to Hanley. Saunders and a couple squads of men then set off to get Hanley and the other officers back. Saunders and his men do manage to capture Reichhardt with his small squad of SS men, but Saunders has no idea which of them is Reichhardt, and the Germans aren't telling. Saunders has to figure out which SS man is Reichhardt and how to find out where he is holding the American officers. Watching this play out is pure Combat! joy, and as a bonus, we ... Written by Dave Wile

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28 December 1965 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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