Hogan's Heroes (TV Series 1965–1971) - Plot Summary Poster



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  • The inmates of a German World War II prisoner of war camp conduct an espionage and sabotage campaign right under the noses of their warders.

  • Colonel Hogan leads a ragtag band of POW's caught behind German lines in this popular television comedy. The bumbling Germans give Hogan and his crew plenty of opportunities to sabotage their war efforts. Colonel Klink is more concerned with having everything run smoothly and avoiding any trouble with his superiors (especially anything that might result in his being reassigned and sent to the front) than with being tough on Hogan and his fellow prisoners.

  • Luft Stalag 13 is widely considered one of the toughest POW camps in all Germany, even though it is run by a very inept officer in the person of Colonel Wilhelm Klink who also has serving under him the equally inept Seargent Hans Schultz. In over 100 attempts there has never been a successful escape, but that's because the inmates never want to leave. This is because the camp is located in a very strategic part of Germany and a secret base under the camp is a very successful espionage and sabotage unit that also helps escaped prisoners get back to England. The unit is run by United States Army Air Corps Colonel Robert Hogan and serving under him are radio man Seargent James Kinchloe of the US Army, demolition expert Seargent Andrew Carter also of the US Army, RAF corporal Peter Newkirk (an expert pickpocket, safe-cracker and voice artist) and French corporal Louis LeBeau (cook and sneak). The only ones who suspect anything about the operation are Klink's superior General Albert Burkhalter (who was always threatening to send Klink to the Russian front for all his slip ups) and Gestapo major Wolfgang Hochstetter.


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