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Black Sheep Squadron 

Baa Baa Black Sheep (original title)
The dramatized World War II adventures of U.S. Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington and his U.S. Marine Attack Squadron 214, (The Black Sheep Squadron).
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1978   1977   1976  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Robert Conrad ...  Maj. Greg 'Pappy' Boyington 36 episodes, 1976-1978
Simon Oakland ...  Brig. Gen. Thomas Moore 36 episodes, 1976-1978
Dana Elcar ...  Col. Thomas A. Lard 36 episodes, 1976-1978
Dirk Blocker ...  1st Lt. Jerome 'Jerry' Bragg 36 episodes, 1976-1978
W.K. Stratton W.K. Stratton ...  2nd Lt. Lawrence 'Larry' Casey / ... 36 episodes, 1976-1978
Jeff MacKay ...  1st Lt. Donald French 36 episodes, 1976-1978
Larry Manetti ...  Lt. Bob Boyle 34 episodes, 1976-1978
Robert Ginty ...  1st Lt. Thomas Joseph 'T.J.' Wiley 29 episodes, 1976-1978
John Larroquette ...  2nd Lt. Robert 'Bob' Anderson 29 episodes, 1976-1978
James Whitmore Jr. James Whitmore Jr. ...  Capt. James 'Jim' Gutterman 23 episodes, 1976-1977
Joey Aresco ...  Sgt. John David 'Hutch' Hutchinson 20 episodes, 1976-1977
Red West ...  Sgt. Micklin / ... 19 episodes, 1977-1978
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Storyline

Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington is the squadron leader of a group of fighter pilots stationed on an island in the Pacific during World War II. "Pappy" often needs to intercede in altercations at the base, but everyone seems to pull together when they are assigned missions in the air. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Action | Adventure | Drama | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Sheep Squadron See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(37 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Most of the aerial footage was shot off the Southern California coast. The island seen during the closing credits is (the eastern tip of) Santa Cruz Island, facing southeast. See more »

Goofs

In several of the dogfight scenes, when there is a brief in-cockpit view of the pilot's hands dramatically pushing or pulling at the control stick, none of the (clearly visible) instruments ever move to indicate a climb, dive, or turn. See more »

Quotes

Major Greg 'Pappy' Boyington: The only way we're gonna win this war is if Tokyo is more fouled up than Washington.
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My thoughts on Baa Baa Blacksheep...
16 January 2007 | by njg76See all my reviews

It was an excellent program... and miles above the competition! Baa Baa Blacksheep (Blacksheep Squadron) will always hold a special place in my heart. I not only knew the cast (Great people!), but I was acquainted with the real "Pappy" Boyington as well. He had a great time working the set of Baa Baa Blacksheep and I know it meant a lot to him... Anyone not familiar with Greg "Pappy" Boyington should read the book "Blacksheep One"... It really lets the reader into the kind of person he really was. Highly recommended!

Here's to Greg...He was one hell of a combat pilot, and a hell of a man.

He is sorely missed.


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