Combat!

Season 2 Episode 11

Anatomy of a Patrol

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Aired Tuesday 7:30 PM Nov 26, 1963 on ABC
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Anatomy of a Patrol
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The unit's mission is to reach a downed recon aircraft (P-38), rescue the pilot if alive, and get back with the aircraft's camera and film of the German positions. At the beginning, we see that a German patrol, led by Sgt. Beckman (James Caan) has been sent on a parallel mission to capture the pilot and the film. Saunders and Beckman play a constant cat-and-mouse game, each trying to outguess, outsmart, and out-maneuver the other. Beckman, a very cagey veteran German non-com, nearly wins. Instead, he loses his life, his entire patrol, the mission, and his "game" with Saunders at the end. Saunders loses two men out of the patrol (contrasted with twelve of the Germans), and gets hot when Kirby tries to tell him how Saunders was so much smarter "than that German sergeant." Saunders never thinks of losing a man as a "win."moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Vic Morrow

Vic Morrow

Sgt. Saunders

Rick Jason

Rick Jason

Lieutenant Gil Hanley

Jack Hogan

Jack Hogan

Kirby (William G)

Conlan Carter

Conlan Carter

PFC "Doc" (Platoon Medic)(1963-1967)

Pierre Jalbert

Pierre Jalbert

PFC Paul "Caje" LeMay

Dick Peabody

Dick Peabody

PFC Littlejohn

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