I remember eagerly waiting each week for this show to come on TV. My dad worked for the Air Force, so I had a real interest in the planes and air combat. Of course the interaction between Pappy and his superiors was always a scream. You could always count on him to find a way around their orders--usually with positive results in the end.
By the middle of the first season, Pappy's group of rag tag misfits developed into a well-oiled fighting machine. The climax of each episode left the viewer on the edge of their seats. Truly one of the best World War II TV shows at that time.