CTVA US Military - "The Rat Patrol" (Mirisch/ABC) Season 1 (1966-67)

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Starring: Christopher George & Gary Raymond
Season 1 (ABC) (1966-67)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Sal Crisanti
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive / Writers Guild of America (wga)
 

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ABC Mondays 8:30 pm Eastern

1.01 [--] The Rat Patrol: THE CHASE THROUGH FIRE RAID (1966)(Pilot)
12Sep66 ABC Mon
Written by Tom Gries and Lorenzo Semple, Jr.
Directed by Tom Gries
Guest Cast:
JANINE GRAY......VIXEN,
LARRY WARD......COLONEL QUINT,
HANS DIFFLIPP......SCHMITT,
ALBERTO MORIN......BEDOUIN,
GREGORY MULLAVY......LT.CONNOL,
WHITEY CHRISTY......COTTER,
GARY RAYMOND......SGT JACK MOFFITT (regular)
Synopsis 1:
The British 8th Army sends their desert expert -- Jack Moffitt --
to the Rat Patrol for one very special mission. But Sergeant Troy
(the American head of the unit) is very uneasy about this new addition.
Moffitt tells Troy that the Germans have buried ammunition and petrol
at an abandoned oasis which only the Afrika Korps knows about.
It's up to the Rat Patrol to find this oasis and destroy the cache before
the Germans can reach it. Dietrich -- familiar with the Rat Patrol's
tricks -- devises a trap wherein he will follow the Patrol to the oasis.
The Rat Patrol gets delayed, though, by a broken axle and, in the end,
it is a race between them and Dietrich to see who will reach the supplies first.
SYNOPSIS 2:
SERGEANT TROY AND THE RAT PATROL RACE AGAINTS GERMAN CAPTAIN DIETRICH
TO REACH AN ABANDONED OASIS CONTAINING A BURIED CATCHE OF AMMUNITION AND PETROL.
[NOTE: THIS EPISODE INTRODUCES THE SGT. JACK MOFFITT CHARACTOR,
(played by Gary Raymond) A DESERT EXPERT SENT BY THE BRITISH 8TH
ARMY AS ANEW ADDITION TO THE RAT PATROL]

1.02 [--] The Rat Patrol: THE LIFE AGAINST DEATH RAID
(Sept 19, 1966)
Writer: Anthony Lawrence
Director: Lee H. Katzin
Guest Cast:
Albert Paulsen ......... Colonel von Helbing (Col. von Brugge - imdb)
Edward Asner ........... Captain Friedrich
Synopsis:
During a desert
battle, Hitchcock is badly wounded. Troy decides to risk taking him
to a nearby German field hospital as their own hospital is too far
away. Upon arriving at the hospital he and Moffitt nearly pull off
the masquerade, except for a paranoid patient -- Captain Fried-
rich -- who tells everyone they are American spies. No one believes
him but during the delay the doctor notices a tatoo on Hitch's arm
from Ft. Benning, Ga. Troy forces him, at gunpoint, to finish the
operation. They escape in a hail of gunfire after the surgery.

1.03 [--] The Rat Patrol: THE WILDEST RAID OF ALL
(Airdate: Sept 26, 1966)
Writers: Al Ramus and John Shaner
Director: John Peyser
Guest Cast:
Wolfgang Preiss ......... General von Helmreich
Synopsis:
As a prequel to capturing General Ernest von Helmreich, the
Rat Patrol gets itself captured. They plan to use the general
to stop an upcoming attack. However the general manages to
attract the attention of a distant Nazi search party and the Rat
Patrol ends up traps in a ravine, cut off. To escape they con-
struct a "fake panzer unit" of their own -- tricking the Germans
into a retreat. They then make it to the largest of the Germans'
ammo dumps which they proceed to blow up.

1.04 [--] The Rat Patrol: THE KILL-OR-BE-KILLED RAID (1966)
03Oct66 ABC
Written by Harry Kronman
Directed by Lee H. Katzin
Guest Cast:
Milton Selzer (as Colonel Schweiger)
WEALTER WATERS, CARLOS FORETIC, JULIO VALLEJO, JOE BYRNE,
SUSAN DIEDERICH, FRANCESCA WILSON, MARTIN,ROLIN, MANFRED LATING,
BOB PETERS.
Synopsis 1:
Dietrich is presented with an old scrap of parchment which shows
an ancient water source deep in the desert. Allied intelligence
sends Moffitt to find the map first, he must get it from the Ger-
ams by masquerading as a German and Troy has orders to shoot
him should he find the information (and destroy it) but then not
be able to escape. Which is, of course, exactly what then hap-
pens. Troy must face the decision of killing his comrade -- and
friend -- or finding someway to disobey the orders AND rescue
the mission.
SYNOPSIS 2:
MOFFITT MASQUERADES AS A GERMAN SOLDIER ASSIGNED BY ALLIED INTELLIGENCE,
TO RETRIEVE AN OLD PARCHMENT IN THE HANDS OF DIETRICH, SHOWING AN
ANCIENT WATER SOURCE LOCATED DEEP IN THE DESERT. [SC]

1.05 [--] The Rat Patrol: THE CHAIN OF DEATH RAID (1966)
10Oct66 ABC
Written by Jay Simms
Directed by John Peyser
GUEST CAST:
FRANK SILVERA,
MANFRED LATING (as German Sergeant)
SOCRATES BALLIS, JO VAN GESTEL.
Janine Gray .... Vixen (imdb)
The Patrol captures a German truck at the end of a partially dest-
royed convoy. In the process, though, Troy and Dietrich end up
alone in the desert -- a stand-off. Until Arab slave traders arrive
and capture both, hauling them deeper into the southern desert,
on the first leg of the slave trail. Troy and Dietrich escape but are
chained together and must make their way back to "civilization"
through the heat, the sand and the enemy -- both enemies. They
agree, after both are nearly dead with exposure, to cooperate; a
truce. The truce ends when they arrive at Dietrich's column,
but before they get down to the convoy, Troy trips and Dietrich
ends up unconscious. Troy frees himself and Dietrich is picked
up by his people. Troy rejoins Hitch who has been driving
along at the end of the column. They reach an oasis and Troy
is able to place the explosives which were the purpose of this
farce in the first place. The oasis blows up and the Rat Patrol,
again, escapes.
SYNOPSIS 2:
AFTER A STAND-OFF IN THE DESERT,TROY AND DIETRICH ARE CAPTURED BYARAB
SLAVE TRADERS. THEY MANAGE TO ESCAPE, BUT MUST ENDURE THE HEAT,THE
SAND,AND THE ENEMY OF THE DESERT CHAINED TOGETHER. [SC]

1.06 [--] The Rat Patrol: THE DO-OR-DIE RAID (1966)
Written by Anthony Lawrence and Alan Caillou
Directed by John Peyser
Guest Cast:
Warren Stevens (as Sgt. Frank Griffin)
CARL RAPP, ROBERT PALMER, KATYA LOSSER, GORDON DE VERE.
Synopsis 1:
A large Panzer unit has a map showing a strategic oasis occupied
by the Eighth Armored. U.S. Intelligence wants the map exchanged
for a phony one which would show the oasis as empty. Accompanied
by a veteran map expert, Sgt. Griffin, Troy and his men start into the
German HQ. At midnight, using bows and arrows for weapons, they
go into the area but Griffin has a heart attack and the team is trapped
in the commander's office. In the end, Troy bullies the "expert" into
keeping up the effort until they are finally able to finish the mission,
whereupon Troy ends up endangering his own life to get Griffin out
of the town.
SYNOPSIS 2:
SGT.TROY AND HIS MEN MUST INFILLTRATE A GERMAN COMMAND OFFICE TO
EXCHANGE A MAP SHOWING A STRATEGIC OASIS OCCUPIED BY THE U.S. EIGHT
ARMORED DIVISION. [SC]

1.07 [--] The Rat Patrol: THE BLIND MAN'S BLUFF RAID (1966)
24Oct66 ABC
Written by Larry Cohen
Directed by Lee H. Katzin
Guest Cast:
Salome Jens (as Patricia Bauer)
James Philbrook (as Doctor Keller)
ERIC BRAEDEN
Synopsis 1:
During a skirmish with the Germans, Troy suffers a concussion from
an explosion. He ends up alone and lost in the desert. By the time he
is found he has a terrible case of sunblindness. Unknown to Troy,
though, his "rescue" has been by a German unit that is pretending to
be Americans so they can get Troy to tell him where the rest of the Rat
Patrol is. Dietrich engineers this ploy. In the end, recovering from the
sunblindness in the nick of time, Troy escapes.
SYNOPSIS:
TROY SUFFERS AN CONCUSSION DURING A SKIRMISH WITH A GERMAN PATROL. HE
ENDS UP ALONE IN THE DESERT AND IS RECUED BY A GERMAN UNIT THAT IS
PRETENDING TO BE AMERICANS. [SC]

1.08 [--] The Rat Patrol: THE FATAL CHASE RAID (1966)
31Oct66 ABC
Written by Arthur Dales and Edmund Morris
Directed by John Peyser
Guest Cast:
Gavin MacLeod ......... Gribs
Richard Rust .......... Tex
John Clark ............ Eddie
Synopsis 1:
The Patrol manages to ambush a German unit that is carrying US
POWs. Three of these POWs are apparently out to kill each other.
Sgt Gribs -- who cowadrness allowed his men to become captured
is fighting against Tex and Eddie -- who want revenge. Gribs
bargains with Troy (to protect him), telling Troy that he has infor-
mation vital to US Command. They start back to HQ, but one of the
unit's jeeps breaks down. Troy then continues to travel slowly
across the desert until they can capture a German vehicle. Gribs
continues to give small hints of his "vital" information to keep
himself safe.
SYNOPSIS 2:
SGT. TROY AND THE RAT PATROL MUST DEAL WITH A GROUP OF U.S.POW'S,
RECENTLY LIBERATED FROM A GERMAN UNIT. THREE OF THE POW'S ARE OUT TO
KILL EACH OTHER. ONE OF THEM ASKS TROY FOR PROTECTION. [SC]

1.09 [--] The Rat Patrol : THE BLOW SKY HIGH RAID
07-Nov-1966 ABC Mon
Writer: Richard Landau
Director: Lee H. Katzin
Guest Cast:
Hamilton Camp ........ Lt. Winters
Toyan Matchinga........as Selhim
Socrates Ballis........as the Arab Guide.
Recurring Cast:
Gary Raymond as Moffitt
Erich Braeden as Dietrich.
Synopsis:
A very prized Germany radar station must be destroyed before
a flight of bombers comes over. To do it, the Rat Patrol is given
a very special -- new -- kind of shaped charges. Troy is apprehen-
sive above carrying this dangerous cargo which can explode with
the slightest of bumps. Dietrich learns of the mission and tries to
beat the Patrol to the area by utilizing an old Arabic legend of an
unknown "trigh" (road) through the jebels (mountains). The
Patrol is also in search of this self-same trigh. But Moffitt gets
them lost and Dietrich beats them there. Troy then manages to
get some explosives planted -- and bluffs Dietrich out of the
radar station by telling him that he'll die himself rather than let
the station do its work.

1.10 [--]The Rat Patrol: THE MOMENT-OF-TRUTH RAID
(Airdate: Nov 14, 1966)
Writer: Richard Landau
Director: John Peyser
Guest Cast:
Marc Lawrence ........ Hassan
Synopsis:
Fanatical Arabs -- wanting to end the war in "their" country -- attack
both the German convoy that Dietrich leads and the Rat Patrol,
trapping both in a small desert fortress. It forces the two teams
into a truce. One of the Germans -- a liason to the Arabs -- tries to
talk Dietrich into betraying the Rat Patrol to the Arabs but he refuses.
In the end the liasion tries to go to the Arabs himself. He ends up
killed and Dietrich and Troy are able to construct a trap of their
own -- killing off most of the Arabs and escaping.

1.11 [--] The Rat Patrol: THE DEADLY DOUBLE RAID
(Airdate: Nov 21, 1966)
Writer: Ronald Rossi
Director: Lee H. Katzin
Guest Cast:
John Doucette ........ Marston
Robert Palmer ........ Phillips
Synopsis:
Moffitt and Tully allow themselves to be captured so that they
can get information from Craig -- an American POW -- about
Rommel's new battle plans. However Marston, another POW,
tells them that Craig died. Dr. Phillips -- the camp medic --
supposedly has some information about the plan, though. When
the medic treats Moffitt's arm he puts the code name of the mis-
sion on the underside of the bandage : Operation Nachtigall.
However, it soon becomes obvious that either Phillips or Mars-
ton is a traitor and it is up to the Patrol to figure out which as they
are both now giving the Patrol conflicting information.

1.12 [--] The Rat Patrol: THE GUN RUNNER RAID
(Airdate: Nov 28, 1966)
Writer: Daniel L. Aubry
Director: Lee H. Katzin
Guest Cast:
Fay Spain ........... Fay
Steve Franken ....... Cunninghman
Synopsis
An Arab convoy, disguised as Americans, traps and captures the
Rat Patrol. The convoy's leader is Ned Cunningham, an ex-Yank
hero turned gunrunner. He sells now to the highest bidder, no
matter which side. He feels that the Rat Patrol is costing him
"too much" and so is going to eliminate them. But he then decides
he likes the Patrol and will take them "into the deal" if they will
cooperate. In the end, though, his duplicitous behavior ends up
causing his own death.

1.13 [--] The Rat Patrol: THE LIGHTHOUSE RAID
05-Dec-1966 ABC Mon
Writer: Daniel L. Aubry
Director: John Peyser
Guest Cast:
Emile Genest ......... as Mathias
Monique Lamaire........as Violette
Eric Chapman........as General Lacaze
Jerr Radowski........as Schaub.
Recurring Cast:
Justin Tarr as Tully,
Gary Raymond as Moffitt,
Larry Casey as Hitchock.
Synopsis:
Tully and Moffitt transport a liberated French underground general
to a rendevouz in a deserted lighthouse. Hitchcock stands lookout,
disguised as a German guard. Troy, though, is held captive inside the
lighthouse -- betrayed by Mathias. Moffitt tries to get to him but ends
up unconscious, in the ensuing fight, Mathias is killed and Troy man-
ages to signal the trawler into the area to take the general to safety.

1.14 [--] The Rat Patrol: THE DAREDEVIL RESCUE RAID
(Airdate: Dec 12, 1966)
Writer: Michael Hoey
Director: John Peyser
Guest Cast:
Normal Wooland ...... Moffitt's father
Synopsis:
German artillery traps 2000 Allied soldiers and their only chance
of rescue is an Allied armored attack. The necessary equip-
ment, though, can only reach them in time by an ancient road
which is now hidden by sand, a road only Moffitt's father can
find. On the way down, Moffitt's father's plane crashes. Mof-
fitt wants to go find him but Troy says that they have to try to
find the road themselves. Moffitt breaks away and goes to find
his father but he only finds the burned out plane. Troy thinks the
elder Moffitt must be dead. Moffitt says he was captured. Again
Moffitt escapes the team and goes after his father -- finally rescuing him.

1.15/16/17 [--] The Rat Patrol: THE LAST HARBOR RAID (Part 1, 2 and 3)
-- (Airdates: Dec 19, 26 of 1966 and Jan 2, 1967)
Writers: Richard Landau and John Peyser
Director: John Peyser
Guest Cast: (pt. 1)
Stanley Adams ........ El Gamil
Will Kuluva .......... Bertaine
Harry Landers
Guest Cast: (pts. 2&3)
Claudine Longet ...... Marianne
John Anderson ........ Major Indrus
Stanley Adams ........ El Gamil
Will Kuluva .......... Bertaine

Synopsis:
Part 1 -- After each Allied bomging of their harbor, the Germans
use Allied POWs to rebuilt it. HQ sends the Rat Patrol to liberate
the POSw, halting the harbor's usefullness. Troy must coordinate
his plans with Major Indrus, an American who is inside the POW
camp. They use a boat (explosive-laden) to get into the harbor but
the Germans stop it halfway in. The captain doesn't allow them to
board his boat. Troy and his men are able to fight off the boarding
party but the moment they get on shore they are "caught" in the
beam of a flashlight (held by a German guard).
Synopis:
Part 2 -- Bertaine -- the captain of the boat -- has been shot. Moffitt
and Hitch (dressed as Germans) go to find his daughter (Marianne).
They tell her of her father's death and then take her home -- after they
tell her who they really area. They also tell her that they need to use
the fishing fleet. Meanwhile, Troy secretly meets with American
POW liaison officer -- Major Indrus. Troy then meets with Moffitt
at the house of El Gamil, the pro-Ally black marketeer who, informed
of the plan, dispatches his men to the various harbor areas to alert the
fishermen. Troy sets the action to begin at dawn.
Synopsis:
Part 3 -- The plan is to get the fishing fleet to come in and
take out the prisoners -- aka Dunkirk-fashion. However, a
Nazi patrol boat has intercepted the boats. The fishermen
believe that Marinanne is a collaborator. Sgt. Troy, though,
disagrees. He's right. Marianne goes back and talks the
fishermen into cooperating and the prisoners do manage to
make good their escape.

1.18 [--] The Rat Patrol: THE ONE-THAT-GOT-AWAY RAID
(airdate: Jan 9, 1967)
Writer: Ellis Kadison
Director: Robert Sparr
Guest Cast:
Alan Bergmann ........ Kreig
Jack Colvin .......... Luden
Synopsis:
Gustav Luden, a radio operator, wants to defect, so he sends secret
information to the Americans on a frequency that the Rat Patrol
listens to. The Patrol goes in after him. They get inside the German
base and, once there, find that Luden is being questioned by the Gestapo.

1.19 [--] The Rat Patrol: THE TWO FOR ONE RAID
(Airdate: Jan 16, 1967)
Writer: Anthony Lawrence
Director: Jess Hibbs
Guest Cast:
Karl Swenson ....... Colonel Sneider
Mark DeVries ....... Peter Sneider
Synopsis:
Valuable German ammo has been dropped by parachute to an Arab
farmhouse, and the Rat Patrol is sent to destroy it. Destroying
the building, Troy finds that there is no ammo but there is a con-
fused teenage boy. The boy proves out to be a German commander's
son. Troy is going to kill the man but when the boy pleads with him
not to, Troy remembers what it felt like to lose his own father -- his
died when Troy was this boy's age -- and so he arranges to capture
the German instead of killing him.

1.20 [--] The Rat Patrol: THE LAST CHANCE RAID
(Airdate: Jan 23, 1967)
Writer: Shelder Stark
Director: Lee Katzin
Guest Cast:
Ray Baxter ........... German Officer
Roy Dean ............. Captain Rogers
Michael Evans ........ Col. Windsor,
Synopsis:
The Patrol's radio is wrecked so Troy is unable to warn HQ of a large Nazi
anti-tank outfit waiting in ambush. Troy knows that El Jebel has
a huge radio broadcast unit, though, and goes there. He captures
the radio while the Germans are broadcasting their normal propaganda
message with the Brits always listen to. He thus gets the message
back to the HQ in time to prevent the Allies from losing a lot of their tanks.

1.21 [--] The Rat Patrol: THE "B" NEGATIVE RAID
(Airdate: Jan 30, 1967)
Writer: Don C. Richman
Director: Herschel Daugherty
Guest Cast:
Fabian ......... Corporal Pennell
Manfred Lating .... German
Synopsis:
Moffitt is seriously wounded in a raid on a German convoy. The Patrol
is far from help and so Troy decides to obtain blood from a
nearby German field camp. Dietrich is in charge of the base,
though, and Troy encounters him and orders him to help him
find a donor. Dietrich sends for Corporal Pennell, a captured
Yank deserter. Pennell refuses to come back but Troy takes
him at gunpoint. On the way back to Moffitt, Dietrich catches
up to them and it is up to Pennell to do the "impossible" to
prevent them from all being recaptured. He rises to the occasion
and they make it back to Moffitt and Tully in time to save Moffitt's life.

1.22 [--] The Rat Patrol: THE EXHIBIT "A" RAID
(Airdate: Feb 6, 1967)
Writer: Richard DeRoy
Director: Lawrence Dobkin
with:
Manfred Lating .... Aide
Synopsis:
Troy and Hitch- cock capture Col Beckmann, an infamous Nazi POW camp com-
mander. Beckmann keeps denying that he is the man. In a fight
Troy is knocked out and Hitch is wounded. Using Troy's gun, Beck-
mann kills the other German taken at the same time he was and then
he exchanges dog tags with him -- the places the gun in Troy's hand.
Troy is thus accused of the murder. Moffitt and Tully not arriving
until after the deed is done. To prove (to a court-martial board) that
Beckmann IS Beckmann, the other Patrolers must break into a
German HQ -- at considerable risk to their own lives.

1.23 [--]The Rat Patrol: THE HOLY WAR RAID
(Airdate: Feb 13, 1967)
Writer: Ronald Sossi
Director: Ronald Sossi and Philip Nemo
Guest Cast:
Abraham Sofaer ........ Arab holy man
Synopsis:
Using a fake (German) Rat Patrol, Dietrich abducts an Arab holy man that he
will then "rescue" so that the Arabs will give their help to the Germans.
The real Patrol is captured by the Arabs, though, and when they con-
vince the Arab leader -- who is a friend of Moffitt's -- that they aren't
guilty, Troy and Moffitt go to find the holy man. To do so they must
find him first which takes a horse trip across the desert.

1.24 [--] The Rat Patrol: THE TWO-AGAINST-TIME RAID
(Airdate: Feb 20, 1967)
Writer: Peter Allan Fields
Director: Robert Sparr
Synopsis:
Using a telephoto lens, Moffitt and Troy photograph a map inside
Captain Dietrich's office from the roof of the adjoining Nazi HQ.
It shows the location of a top secret German ammo dump. The
Patrol must reach the site, enter it and destroy it before half of the
German army arrives. The Patrol arrive to find the storage area --
an old mine -- surprisingly deserted. They go about planting the
explosives but just before they blow it, Dietrich (who has laid this
all out as a trap) turns up. Shots are exchanged and Dietrich and
Troy are trapped inside. Meantime, outside the mine, assuming that
in the cave-in Troy was killed, Moffitt and the Patrol prepare to
finish blowing it up. Working together, Troy and Dietrich escape
through a back entrance moments before the dump is blown up.

1.25 [--] The Rat Patrol: THE WILD GOOSE RAID
(Airdate: Feb 27, 1967)
Writer: Harry Kronman
Director: Leon Benson
Guest Cast:
Martin Miller ........ Sgt. Roberts
William Bryant ....... Major Reese
Synopsis:
The Brits and the Americans are planning a high-level meeting in a
desert town. On the day prior to the event, the Patrol sights a German
motorcyclist and chaes it -- but it gets away. Assuming that the
Nazis must now know of the conference, Troy tries to talk the com-
manders out of the meeting. But, instead, they assign him to be
in charge of the security. Troy gets jumped, while in town, by a
knife-wielding Arab. Sgt Roberts, one of the other "security"
men, rescues Troy. Unknown to them, though, Roberts is a double
agent and is planning to blow up the meeting -- a fact that Troy learns.

1.26 [--] The Rat Patrol: THE BRING-'EM-BACK-ALIVE RAID
(Airdate: Mar 13, 1967)
Writer: Dan Ullman
Director: Herschel Daughterty
Guest Cast:
William Schallert ....... Dr. Schneidermann
with:
Manfred Lating .... Guard
Synopsis:
Troy raids German HQ and kidnaps Dr. Schneidermann. At the same time
Moffitt, Tully and Hitch are captured by Captain Dietrich. Dietrich
reveals that Troy is carrying a vial of deadly radium. He urges Mof-
fit to divulge Troy's destination, bargaining the Patrols' unconditional
freedom for the return of Schneidermann. Moffitt, disbelieving the
radium story, keeps quiet. However Troy is carrying the fatal vessel. The three
 Patrollers escape and trail Troy back to the rendevouz, with Dietrich trailing them.

1.27 [--] The Rat Patrol: THE TAKE-ME-TO-YOUR-LEADER RAID
(Airdate: Mar 20, 1967)
Writer: Edward J. Lasko
Director: Robert Sparr
Guest Cast:
Richard Mulligan ......... Major Lansing
Vincent Gardenia ......... Colonel Centis
Manfred Lating .... Peter
Synopsis:
The Patrol stumbles on a German staff car but before they can
attack it, the driver and a guard are killed by a third man -- who
is apparently an American major. The major orders the Patrol
to take him to where a high-level meeting is being held in secret.
They do so, unaware that he is a German officer and that Dietrich
is trailing them. However on the way they stumble on a unit of
Italians who were badly injured and their officer -- returning with
the Patrol to get his men help -- recognizes that the Major must be a German.
 Whereupon the German attempts to kill the Italian -- arousing Troy's suspicion.

1.28 [--] The Rat Patrol: THE DOUBLE-OR-NOTHING RAID
(Airdate: Mar 27, 1967)
Writer: Mark Weingart
Director: Sutton Roley
Guest Cast:
Ben Wright .......... Colonel Voss
Barry Ford .......... Captain Rostov
Michael Vandever .... Lt. Dorf
Manfred Lating ...... Driver/Guard
Synopsis:
Moffit's about to be executed for "espionage against the Third Reich"
when suddenly the Patrol comes to his rescue. A German truck
attempts to scoops up Moffitt but can't and ends up taking
a Nazi captain in his place -- for exchange. Negotiations for a
prisoner exchange have been underway but Troy doubts that
the Germans will obey their own rules. Coleon Voss, the German
commander, wants to see the Patrol wiped out and uses the exchange
as a trap. The captain ends up trying to escape the Patrol and gets
himself killed. Now Troy has no one to exchange for a seriously
wounded Moffitt and must attempt to pass himself off as a German.

1.29 [--] The Rat Patrol: THE HOUR GLASS RAID
(Airdate: Apr 3, 1967)
Writer: Dean Hargrove
Director: Herschel Daugherty
Guest Cast:
Austin Willis ........ Doctor Anderson
Synopsis:
After capturing Dr. Anderson, a skilled Allied physician, Dietrich ends up
over-turning his staff car in a ravine (during a blinding sand storm). Troy
wants to attempt to rescue the doctor but can't because of the storm. He
hears Dietrich's distress call but suspects it is a trick. In the end they
do make the attempt as they hear that the Germans are going to do the same.
They get Dr. Anderson -- who is fine -- but Dietrich is trapped under
the car and badly injured. The doctor tells them that Dietrich is dead
but the German groans just before the Patrol leaves. When Troy ends
up saving Dietrich's life, the doctor was about to kill him with a mur-
derous dose of morphine, Dietrich tells Troy that Anderson is a double
agent. Anderson ends up getting killed just as the Germans arrive to help their captain.

1.30 [--] The Rat Patrol: THE MASK-A-RAID
(Airdate: Apr 10, 1967)
Writer: Ellis Kadison
Director: Robert Sparr
Guest Cast:
William Jordan ......... Major Bruder
Synopsis:
Lieut Klinger, a wounded Luftwaffe ace, is the only German who can ID
the location of the Allied troops standing ready to invade Sicily.
The Rat Patrol captures him and then Moffitt takes his place so that
he can convince the Germans to watch in the wrong place for the
upcoming attack. Troy, meanwhile, infiltrates the military hospital.
Gestapo Major Bruder however suspects Moffitt and exposes him, but by the
time he does, Moffitt manages to get Bruder killed in his place and escape.

1.31 [--] The Rat Patrol: THE FIRE-AND-BRIMSTONE RAID
(Airdate: Apr 26, 1967)
Writer: Stan Sherman
Director: Frank Barr
Guest Cast:
Michael Pate ........ Sheik
Synopsis:
The Patrol plants time explosives in a German ammo depot. They run
straight into Dietrich on their way out and get trapped INSIDE the
depot. Now Dietrich must try to flush them without blowing up
his own explosives. The Arab who owns the warehouse -- and the
town it is in -- is also Dietrich's captive and finds that he dislikes
the Germans and the English equally. Dietrich "borrows" the man's
ceremonial weapons (cross-bows) to send men in to shoot the
Patrol -- they can't use guns without blowing up their own supplies.
Hitchcock is hit in the shoulder but otherwise there is no damage.
In the end Moffitt tries to escape and is caught outside the ware-
house. And, in frustration over the continual abuse of his people
and lands, the Arab helps the Patrol escape and then blows up
the dump -- with himself inside.

1.32 [--] The Rat Patrol: THE DELILAH RAID
(Airdate: May 1, 1967)
Writer: Anthony Lawrence
Director: Jack N. Reddish
Guest Cast:
Lisabeth Hush ......... Michele
Wesley Addy ........... Coleonl Leske
Synopsis:
A young French Resistance figher -- Michele -- survive's the Patrol's quick
assault on a small German convoy. She explains that she was captured during
her groups' attempt to stop the convoy which carries radar equipment.
However Michele is a double agent and is going to deliver the Patrol
to her lover -- a German officer. She talks the Patrol into going to
the radar base (supposedly to destroy it). She turns them over to him and, in the end,
 when the Patrol manages to escape -- and blow up the radar base -- he is killed.

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