Combat! is an American television drama series that originally aired on ABC from 1962 until 1967. The exclamation point in Combat! was depicted on-screen as a stylised bayonet. The show covered the grim lives of a squad of American soldiers fighting the Germans in France during World War II.
The first-season episode “A Day In June” shows D-Day as a flashback, hence the action occurs during and after June 1944. The programme starred Rick Jason as platoon leader Second Lieutenant Gil Hanley and Vic Morrow as Sergeant “Chip” Saunders. Similar to how the main cast alternated episodes in the series Maverick with James Garner and Jack Kelly and Laramie, Jason and Morrow would play the lead in alternating episodes in Combat!.
The third-season DVDs come in two sets, “Operation 1” and “Operation 2,” which, like the first-season “Campaigns” and the second-season “Missions,” are sold separately. Each “Operation” contains four discs. Each disc contains four episodes plus bonus material. There are eight discs total in both “Operations,” with 16 episodes in each, for a combined 32 episodes, which are listed in order below.
- Episode 01: Mountain Men.
- Episode 02: Vendetta.
- Episode 03: Point of View.
- Episode 04: The Duel.
- Episode 05: Silver Service.
- Episode 06: The Hard Way Back.
- Episode 07: Operation Fly Trap.
- Episode 08: The Little Carousel.
- Episode 09: Fly Away Home.
- Episode 10: The Impostor.
- Episode 11: A Gift of Hope.
- Episode 12: A Rare Vintage.
- Episode 13: The Long Walk.
- Episode 14: The Town That Went Away.
- Episode 15: Birthday Cake.
- Episode 16: The Enemy.
- Episode 17: The Cossack.
- Episode 18: Losers Cry Deal.
- Episode 19: More Than a Soldier.
- Episode 20: Brother, Brother.
- Episode 21: The Steeple.
- Episode 22: The Convict.
- Episode 23: Dateline.
- Episode 24: A Walk with an Eagle.
- Episode 25: The Long Wait.
- Episode 26: The Tree of Moray.
- Episode 27: Cry in the Ruins.
- Episode 28: The Hell Machine.
- Episode 29: Billy the Kid.
- Episode 30: Heritage.
- Episode 31: Odyssey.
- Episode 32: Beneath the Ashes.
You can find a full index and overview of Combat! here.
Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 15 September 1964 to 27 April 1965.
- Rating: Unknown.
- Running Time: 60 minutes.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.