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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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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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(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

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

Col. Thomas Laird: [as his base is being bombed] We're a rear area!
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Connections

Followed by Black Sheep Squadron: Flying Misfits (1976) See more »

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WWII couldn't get any cooler than that
20 September 2009 | by See all my reviews

They were young, good looking, their lives move around flying those wonderful blue planes, they lived in tropical paradises, and between each flight they used to hang out with really hot girls, mock authority and play sports. What else an anxious pre-teen could ask from a TV Screen? (Actually I saw the reruns in the 80's once and again). Only occasionally they mourned the loss of a fella, and that their business was about killing and hurting other people was of minor importance. A pretty sweetened version of war, indeed. And about historical accuracy, it faired only slightly better than, say, "Operation Petticoat" (another 70's series about WW2) or MASH. In the plus side, it gives good messages about camaraderie, friendship, loyalty, and even tolerance (it wasn't openly anti-jap), and, at least speaking of myself, you fell compelled to learn more about actual history. As a present-day WWII buff, I wouldn't buy a DVD, but I'd gladly spend one hour of my lifetime watching a rerun of some episode. I would recommend it for parents with teens and preteens, but I'm sure they would find it slow and boring.


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