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The Flight of the Valkyrie 

Hogan's efforts to help a German baroness to escape are thwarted by Klink, who has arranged for the transfer of a British prisoner who is senior to Colonel Hogan.



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Louise Troy ...
Baroness Lili von Schlichter


A German Baroness is fleeing Germany and uses Stalag 13 as her base of escape. Hogan's plan is to rebuild a downed airplane and fly her out. However his efforts are hampered by Col. Crittendon, a Brit,who is the new senior officer in command. Written by tomtrekp

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15 October 1965 (USA)  »

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Per the title, the song of the same title appears at the end on Act III in "Die Walküre" (1870) by Richard Wagner. See more »


Sgt. Carter, who is single, can be seen wearing a wedding ring, specifically when Hogan is packing up his office so that the new senior POW can move in. (Larry Hovis refused to take off his wedding ring throughout the series, and was usually seen wearing gloves or keeping his left hand in his pocket.) See more »


Baroness Lili von Schlichter: Colonel, I will be safe here?
Cpl. Louis LeBeau: Not if I can help it.
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Referenced in Hogan's Heroes: Reverend Kommandant Klink (1967) See more »


Walkürenritt (Ride of the Valkyries)
(from "Die Walküre")
Music by Richard Wagner
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An introduction to Colonel Crittendon.
15 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the first time that we get to see the British bumbling Colonel Crittendon (Bernard Fox) as he will show up from time-to-time during the series run. In this show Crittendon is recruited by Klink in order to lose Hogan as the highest rank officer in the prison camp. But as always, Crittendon messes up the entire operation and comes close to foiling the camp secrets- all in the order of his duty as a prisoner of war.

But the main story involves a Baroness, Lili Von Schlichter (Louise Troy), that is wanting to escape the horror of the Nazi Government much to the chagrin of the people in power. The Gestapo is tracking the Baroness and the only way for her to leave Germany is with the help of Colonel Hogan. But with Crittendon now the ranking officer of the POW's, it will not be an easy task for the men of Stalag 13 to complete.

Bernard Fox is always great as Crittendon as he will, especially in later shows, become more bumbling and outlandish in his deed to carry out his mission to always escape. There is much going on in this episode as the viewer goes from one situation to the other at a rapid pace. But it all ends up as expected and the viewer has been treated to another good show. Good watch.

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