Black Sheep Squadron

Anyone for Suicide?

Season 1, Ep 10, Aired 11/23/76
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  • Episode Description
  • TV Rated: Not Rated (most likely TV-PG or TV-14)Everyone thinks that Pappy's bout with malaria has caused him to go insane when he proposes a suicide mission starting with a dead-stick landing on a Japanese-held island.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Joey Aresco

    John David "Hutch" Hutchinson

  • James Whitmore Jr.

    Capt. James "Jim" W. Gutterman

  • Robert Conrad

    Maj. Gregory "Pappy" Boyington

  • Simon Oakland

    Gen. Thomas Moore

  • Dana Elcar

    Col. Thomas Lard

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Trivia (6)

    • Squad's Dead Stick Landing at the Island. Look's like these landing were done with power. ┬áThe Propeller's were still turning and the taxi was done with power. The sound from the engines were cut. No one expected actual dead sticks landing anyway. The only way to stop a prop from turning is to cut the engine.

    • Goof: Some of the planes landing on the aircraft carrier have bombs. The squadron used all of their bombs during the run. One aircraft had its bomb in its middle. The flight configuration was for two 500 lb bombs, which means putting them on the sides not in the middle.

    • Goof: While Gutterman and Boyington discuss the landing order, the scene changes from 5 widely spread out planes and at different altitudes to 5 planes in a line. There is no indication how they got together so quickly. This is another editing error example.

    • Goof: After the attack and before the carrier landing, you can see none of the planes have any bombs left. Captain Gutterman says unless Boyington lands first he'll bomb their aircraft carrier. In fact, he is without any bombs at this point.

    • Goof: After leaving the island (on which they dead stick), they each have two 500 lb bombs. Yet, various shots before the attack show airplanes without the bombs.

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