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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
...  Maj. Greg 'Pappy' Boyington 36 episodes, 1976-1978
...  Brig. Gen. Thomas Moore 36 episodes, 1976-1978
...  Col. Thomas A. Lard 36 episodes, 1976-1978
...  1st Lt. Jerome 'Jerry' Bragg 36 episodes, 1976-1978
W.K. Stratton ...  2nd Lt. Lawrence 'Larry' Casey / ... 36 episodes, 1976-1978
...  1st Lt. Donald French 36 episodes, 1976-1978
...  Lt. Bob Boyle 34 episodes, 1976-1978
...  1st Lt. Thomas Joseph 'T.J.' Wiley 29 episodes, 1976-1978
...  2nd Lt. Robert 'Bob' Anderson 29 episodes, 1976-1978
James Whitmore Jr. ...  Capt. James 'Jim' Gutterman 23 episodes, 1976-1977
...  Sgt. John David 'Hutch' Hutchinson 20 episodes, 1976-1977
...  Sgt. Micklin / ... 19 episodes, 1977-1978
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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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21 September 1976 (USA)  »

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Black Sheep Squadron  »

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(37 episodes)

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Trivia

There is a famous photo of every member of the Black Sheep Squadron posing on the wings of one of their planes wearing St. Louis Cardinals baseball caps. The Cardinals donated one cap for every Japanese plane the squadron shot down. They ended up donating so many caps, that everybody in the entire squadron, including the ground personnel, got one. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the episodes a newsreel would be shown usually as a way to introduce the subject of that episode's story. The copyright date on the newsreel was MCMXXXIX (1939), which would have been at least two years before the U.S. entered the war. See more »

Quotes

Col. Thomas Laird: [as his base is being bombed] We're a rear area!
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Referenced in Frost/Nixon (2008) See more »

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Thrilling WWII Action with Flying Leathernecks
2 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

Baa Baa Black Sheep or Black Sheep Squadron is an exciting TV series about Pappy Boyington's VMF 214, a USMC fighter squadron of WWII vintage. The characters are likeable and Robert Conrad really fills the bill as Gregory "Pappy" Boyington, Medal of Honor winner and multiple ace in the Pacific. The aerial sequences are outstanding and the use of combat footage is skillful. I watch the show every opportunity I can get and enjoy the episodes that feature combat and not the ones where a black sheep is caught behind enemy lines


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