(Opening narration of the episode)
Narrator: These are frogmen, members of the Underwater Demolition team 14. They are returning from a routine mission, a reconnaissance of a beach head, a beach head owned and occupied by the Japanese. The purpose of such a routine mission, the checking of crimson hedgehogs that the enemy has concealed underwater. The requirements are simple, man willing to swim on or under the surface and into or under enemy fire. Upto now UD team 14 has routinely completed such missions. But this time its operating under the command of a new skipper. A skipper named Lawrence, Commander John W. Lawrence.
Actual war footage was used in this episode.
This is a true story based on incidents which occurred in the latter part of World War II.
On beginning intro: It deals with one of the most hazardous and unique branches of the Armed Forces --the Underwater Demolition Teams.
On end credits: This film could not have been produced without the active cooperation of the Department of Defense and the United States Navy.
This episode aired in syndication on TV Hour of Stars as "Heroes of the Deep."
TV Adaptation of the 1951 film "The Frogmen", which starred Richard Widmark, Dana Andrews, Gary Merrill, Jeffrey Hunter and Robert Wagner.