Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971)
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Kommandant of the Year 

Hogan concocts a Kommandant of the Year award to distract Klink so a new Nazi rocket being stored protectively at Stalag 13 can be sabotaged.



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Knowing the Allies won't bomb a prisoner-of-war camp, the Germans store a secret rocket at Stalag 13 until its base on the Atlantic coast is completed. Hogan creates a phony "Kommandant of the Year" award as a diversion for his real plan to sabotage the weapon. Written by David Bassler

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Comedy | War





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1 October 1965 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is the first time where LeBeau's wardrobe changes from a dark blue sweater to a red one. See more »


The guards release the dogs to find the missing prisoner; however, Lebeau spends a lot of time with the commandos outside the camp but no guards turn up. Wouldn't it be logical that the German guards would follow their dogs? See more »


Col. Robert E. Hogan: I'm here to make a complaint on behalf of my men.
Col. Wilhelm Klink: Oh, a complaint. Not sufficient entertainment, perhaps?
Col. Robert E. Hogan: No, you're funny enough.
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A well written script.
14 September 2014 | by See all my reviews

This episode is actually the first that will be the regular theme throughout the series run. In this show, we get the heroes out smarting the Germans and we get the comedy that the show is famous for producing.

The Germans have brought a new rockets into the prison camp where they think it is safe from Allied bombing. But Hogan is already on top of the matter and notifies London about the new rocket. They are going to drop some men in the area to study the weapon and report back to the Allies. But what is needed is a distraction. That is where the 'Commandant of the Year' medal comes into play.

This episode begins the trip into the heart of the series. A nice story with a well written script that takes the viewer on an adventure that is entertaining. A good episode for the third show of the series.

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