Black Sheep Squadron (1976): S01E01 – Flying Misfits


Introduction

Baa Baa Black Sheep (renamed Black Sheep Squadron for the second season) is an American television series that aired on NBC from 23 September 1976 until 06 April 1978. It was part period military drama, part comedy.

Its original premise was based on the experiences of United States Marine Corps aviator Greg Boyington and his World War II “Black Sheep Squadron”.

Outline

Retired Marine Corps Major Greg Boyington is working with the Flying Tigers American Volunteer Group in China when the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor brings America into World War II. He rejoins the Marines and, after refusing a desk job, forms his own fighter squadron in the South Pacific from a group of disciplinary cases and misfits, teaching them the Thach Weave to counter the Zero’s tighter turning radius. (Two-hour pilot, which was split into two one-hour episodes for syndication.)

Black Sheep Squadron Series

You can find a full index and overview of Black Sheep Squadron here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 21 September 1976.
  • Running time: 60 minutes (per episode).
  • Rating: NR/PG.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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