Black Sheep Squadron (1976–1978)
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Operation Stand-Down 

Squadron 214 has to re-qualify for combat duty. Conflict erupts when they discover they will be tested on what the book in Washington says and not direct combat experience against the Japanese.

Director:

Philip DeGuere Jr. (as Philip DeGuere)

Writers:

Stephen J. Cannell (created for television by), Donald P. Bellisario (teleplay) (as Donald Bellisario) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Conrad ... Maj. Greg 'Pappy' Boyington
Simon Oakland ... Brig. Gen. Thomas Moore
Dana Elcar ... Col. Thomas A. Lard
W.K. Stratton W.K. Stratton ... 2nd Lt. Lawrence 'Larry' Casey
Robert Ginty ... 1st Lt. Thomas Joseph 'T.J.' Wiley
Dirk Blocker ... 1st Lt. Jerome 'Jerry' Bragg
John Larroquette ... 2nd Lt. Robert 'Bob' Anderson
Larry Manetti ... Lt. Bob Boyle
Jeff MacKay ... 1st Lt. Donald French
Red West ... Sgt. Micklin
John Durren ... Sgt. Dutch Savage
Michael Durrell ... Maj. J. Pearson
Katherine Cannon ... Nurse Dottie Dixon
John Fujioka ... Japanese Admiral
Tom Ligon ... Lt. R. Calder
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Storyline

Squadron 214 has to re-qualify for combat duty. Conflict erupts when they discover they will be tested on what the book in Washington says and not direct combat experience against the Japanese.

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Genres:

Action | Adventure | Drama | War

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 1978 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The ribbons the Japanese military officers are wearing on their uniforms in this episode are American, hence, all wrong. One specifically noticed was the National Defense Service Medal, which was not awarded even to American servicemen during World War II. It was not established until 1953 in the administration of President Dwight Eisenhower. See more »

Goofs

When Boyington comes over the wall of the obstacle course, he clears the wall too high, as Boyington runs away, a crewman with a step is visible beyond the wall. See more »

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