Baa Baa Black Sheep (TV series). For the USMC squadron called the Blacksheep, see VMA- 2. Baa Baa Black Sheep (later syndicated as Black Sheep Squadron) is a period military television series that aired on NBC from 1. Its premise was based on the experiences of United States Marine Corps aviator Greg Boyington and his World War II . The series was created and produced by Stephen J.
The opening credits read: . They were a collection of misfits and screwballs who became the terrors of the South Pacific. They were known as the Black Sheep. Pappy often intercedes in altercations at the base, but everyone seems to pull together when they are assigned missions in the air. In the documentary film Pappy Boyington Field Robert Conrad shares personal insight about Pappy from their time together during the television series. Popular character John . Played by Robert Conrad.
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Played by James Whitmore, Jr. LT/CAPT Lawrence . Casey was promoted to the rank of Marine Captain in the Season 2 episode . Played by Dirk Blocker.
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LT Thomas Joseph . Played by Robert Ginty.
LT Robert . Played by John Larroquette. LT Donald . Played by Jeff Mac.
Kay. 1. LT Robert A. Played by Larry Manetti.
LT Jeb Pruitt (Pilot) (1. Played by Jeb Stuart Adams. MGSGT/WO1/CAPT Andrew . Micklin was promoted to Warrant Officer at the start of the episode . In the season 2 episode .
Chief Mechanic) (1. Played by Joey Aresco. Hutch is killed off in Season 1, Episode 2. Last One for Hutch) by an enemy strafing run during an attack on Vella La Cava. COL Thomas A. Lard (Executive Officer, Espritos Marcos) (1. Lard, modeled on one of the real Boyington's actual superiors, USMC LTCOL Joseph Smoak, is a strictly- by- the- book staff officer. Played by Simon Oakland.
Moore is impressed by Boyington's initiative in . Moore was promoted from brigadier general to major general in the second season episode . Moore, and was nicknamed . Tomio Harachi (Pilot) (1. Played by Byron Chung. Lard's Secretary (Pamela) (1. Played by Jill Jaress.
First Commando/Capt. Ishima/Japanese Officer (1. Played by Marcus Mucai. Maj. Red Buell (Pilot, Former Commanding Officer, VMF- 2. Played by Charles Napier. Third Commando/Ensign Kira (1. Played by James Saito.
Lt. Ted Carter (Pilot) (1. Played by Frederick Herrick. Lt. Gladys Hope (Head Nurse) (1. Played by Anne Francis. Richards/Eddie (1. Played by Johnny Fain. Rouva (Coastwatcher)/Looey (1.
Played by Muni Zano. Lt. Caroline Holden (Nurse) (1. Played by Linda Scruggs Bogart. Lt. Nancy Gilmore (Nurse) (1. Played by Nancy Conrad. Lt. Dottie Dixon (Head Nurse) (1.
Played by Katherine Cannon. Dixon was killed in action during the season 2 episode Fighting Angels while defending Vella La Cava against an invasion by Japanese forces.
Lt. Alma Peterson/Pretty Nurse/Lt. Susan Ames (1. 97. Played by Brianne Leary. Ensign Barret (1. Ellie Kovaks (Nurse) (1. Played by Kathy Mc. Cullen. Doc Roberts/Sgt.
Dutch Savage (1. 97. Played by John Durren. Col. Played by Soon- Tek Oh. Lt. Samantha Green/Moore (Nurse) (1. Played by Denise Du. Barry. Green is the daughter of Brig./Maj.
General Moore, as established in the season 2 episode Forbidden Fruit. Lt. Played by Jake Mitchell, and later by Larry Manetti. Episodes. 2. 1, 1.
Russ Mayberry. Peter Donat. Sharon Gless. George Gaynes. Best Three Out of Five. Sept. 2. 3, 1. 97.
Lawrence Doheny. Charles Napier. Small War. Sept. 2. Walter Doniger. Rene Auberjonois.
High Jinx. Oct. 5, 1. John Peyser. Donald Petrie. Prisoners of War. Oct. 1. 2, 1. 97. Jackie Cooper. Clyde Kusatsu. An English speaking Japanese pilot is shot down and captured, but then bonds with the men of the squadron.
Presumed Dead. Oct. Lawrence Doheny. Kent Mc. Cord. James Hong. Norman Burton. An American pilot believed shot down is found floating on a raft, but exhibits strange behavior. Boyington discovers he's been brainwashed and sent on a secret mission by the Japanese. The Meatball Circus. Nov. 9, 1. 97. 6John Peyser.
Stewart Moss. Robert Clarke. Boyington tries to come up with an alternative to a plan for a secret mission that's sure to be suicide. Up for Grabs. Nov.
Ivan Dixon. George Takei. Yuki Shimoda. A Japanese commando force invades the island where the 2. Gen. Macarthur, who's due to visit.
Anyone for Suicide? Nov. 2. 3, 1. 97. Jackie Coopernone. Boyington, just recovered from malaria, gets no volunteers for a dangerous mission after Doc Lindsay tells the Black Sheep to ground Pappy or he'll send him stateside.
Pappy decides to fly the mission anyway, with four strangers. After bad weather keeps the replacements from flying in, the mission is scrubbed.
To get back into Pappy's good graces, the Black Sheep decide to fly with Pappy, but the mission doesn't go as planned. New Georgia on My Mind. Nov. 3. 0, 1. 97. Jeannot Szwarc. James Luisi. The Cat's Whiskers. Dec. 7, 1. 97. 6Russ Mayberry.
Frank Maxwell. 1. Love and War. Dec. William Wiard. Leslie Charleson. Two of the squadron pilots fall for the same nurse.
The War Biz Warrior. Jan. 4, 1. 97. 7Lawrence Doheny. James Darren. Ford Rainey. A famous actor joins the squadron, but the Black Sheep start to resent the media attention piled on him. The Deadliest Enemy of All: Part 1. Jan 1. 1, 1. 97. 7Barry Shear. Anne Francis. First episode with Larroquette, Manetti, and Mac.
Kay in the opening credits. The Deadliest Enemy of All: Part 2. Jan 1. 8, 1. 97. 7Barry Shear. Anne Francis. Greg Boyington. Boyington finds out the nurse he's falling for is already married. Devil in the Slot. Jan 2. 5, 1. 97. 7Edward Dein.
Red West. 1. 1. 6Five the Hard Way. Feb. 1, 1. 97. 7Jackie Cooper. Kenneth Mars. 1. 1.
The Last Mission Over Sengai. Feb. 8, 1. 97. 7Jackie Cooper. A new pilot from a politically powerful family claims he was ordered into a ground attack that accidentally strafed US Marines by Boyington, forcing Pappy to face a court- martial. Trouble at Fort Apache. Feb. 1. 5, 1. 97. Edward Dein. Joel Fabiani. James Keach. Les Lannom.
Poor Little Lambs. Feb. 2. 2, 1. 97.
Jackie Cooper. Sorrell Booke. Lilyan Chauvin. Soon- Teck Oh.
W*A*S*P*SMar. 1, 1. Dana Elcar. 1. 2.
Last One for Hutch. Mar. 8, 1. 97. 7Lawrence Doheny. The Fastest Gun. Mar. Lawrence Doheny. Season 2 (1. Lawrence Doheny. The Black Sheep face the first kamikaze attacks. The 2. 00 Pound Gorilla. Dec. 2. 1, 1. 97.
Dana Elcar. Micklin instigates a bar clearing brawl to keep from being promoted to warrant officer. The Hawk Flies on Sunday. Dec. 2. 9, 1. 97. Robert Conrad. The Black Sheep join forces with an Army Air Forces squadron on a top secret mission to shoot down Adm.
Yamamoto, head of the Japanese fleet. Wolves in the Sheep Pen. Jan 4, 1. 97. 8Edward Dein. Tim Matheson. A navy squadron- and their pet wolf Sheba- temporarily stationed on Vella La Cava causes much tension. Operation Stand- Down. Jan. 1. 1, 1. 97. Philip De. Guere.
An officer visits to re- qualify the squadron for combat duty, but his testing standards are far different from the Black Sheeps combat experience. Ten'll Get You Five. Jan. 1. 8, 1. 97. Robert Conrad. Greg Boyington. Forbidden Fruit. Feb.
Robert Conrad. A new pilot joins the squadron, but they have doubts about him due to his age. Fighting Angels. Mar. Lawrence Doheny. 2. The Iceman. Mar. 8, 1.
Dana Elcar. Boyington has to fight an attempt to have him transferred from combat duty when word gets out that a top Japanese pilot who hunts enemy aces has targeted him. Hotshot. Mar. 1. 5, 1.
Lawrence Doheny. A top scoring Army pilot is temporarily assigned to the squadron and causes friction with his efforts to increase his number of kills. The Show Must Go on.. Sometimes. Mar. 2. Dana Elcar. The squadron has to trick a navy Seabee unit into building them a new runway after theirs is damaged in a Japanese bombing run by promising them a USO review. Sheep in the Limelight. Mar. 3. 0, 1. 97. Lawrence Doheny. After the Black Sheep save Eleanor Roosevelts plane from being shot down, the squadron gets much unwanted media attention.
A Little Bit of England. Apr. Bellisario. Peter Frampton. A pilot gets shot down and comes under the protection of a coast watcher from England. The squadron races against time to rescue him before he's captured by the Japanese. Critical response. One of the squadron's real- life members, Paul .
The Channel Islands off the coast of Southern California provided an adequate substitute backdrop for flying scenes. Filming of airfield scenes was primarily done at the now- closed Indian Dunes Airport in Valencia, California. Many scenes showing repairs on the aircraft were filmed during actual preventative maintenance.!
The Grumman J2. F Duck float biplane belonged to legendary stunt pilot Frank Tallman and his Tallmanz Aviation museum in Santa Ana, California. Tallman often stated that this was his all- time favorite plane to fly, with the Corsair in a near- tie.
Mc. Cartney said the list of errors was too long to repeat. Boyington himself referred to the series as . A 2. 00. 1 History Channel documentary depicted some of these differences in greater detail.
They also released volume 1 on DVD in the UK. In Germany, ZYX Music Gmb.
H released the entire series on DVD. On December 7, 2. Shout! Factory had acquired the rights to the series in Region 1 and would release the final season on DVD on May 1. Novato, CA 9. 49. Presidio Press, Inc. Novato, CA 9. 49. Presidio Press, Inc.
Novato, CA 9. 49. Presidio Press, Inc. Warbird Resource Group. Retrieved 1. 9 June 2.
The Gathering of Corsairs and Legends at the Indianapolis Air Show in Mount Comfort, Ind. Numerous Navy and Marine pilots who few Corsairs in combat attended the show, where they participated in a symposium and signed autographs.