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”.
Boyington, just recovered from malaria, gets no volunteers for a dangerous mission after Doc Lindsay tells the Black Sheep to ground Pappy or he will 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 does not go as planned.
Black Sheep Squadron Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 23 November 1976.
- Running time: 60 minutes (per episode).
- Rating: NR/PG.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.