The Rat Patrol

ABC (ended 1968)




Episode Guide

  • Season 1
    • The Chase of Fire Raid
      The Rat Patrol loses a member in combat, and a replacement (Sgt. Jack Moffitt of the Scots Greys) is sent to ensure the success of a crucial mission behind enemy lines. The British 8th Army has buried a cache of munitions and petrol in a secret location while retreating from the advancing Germans, and it is essential that the cache is destroyed. Only Sgt. Moffitt's desert expertise can find the dune-covered location before it falls into the enemy's hands. Hauptmann Dietrich is determined to find the rumored cache as well, and decides the best plan is to shadow the Rat Patrol to the cache's location, destroy them, and capture the supplies necessary for the upcoming Afrika Korps offensive.moreless
    • The Life Against Death Raid
      Hitchcock is severely wounded in a desert battle. To save his life, even at the risk of being captured, Troy takes him to a nearby German field hospital for treatment.
    • The Wildest Raid of All
      The Rat Patrol captures General von Helmreich as part of a plan to infiltrate and destroy a heavily guarded German ammunition depot.
    • The Kill or Be Killed Raid
      Sgt. Moffitt, disguised as a German officer, must infiltrate Colonel Schweiger's headquarters to decipher and destroy an ancient map that details a lost oasis. Meanwhile, Sgt. Troy must overwatch the mission and has orders to kill Sgt. Moffitt if he is discovered and captured.
    • The Chain of Death Raid
      The Rat Patrol's plan to destroy a German oasis is in jeopardy when Sgt. Troy is left stranded in the desert with his opponent, Capt. Dietrich. Captured and chained by Arab slave traders, the two mortal enemies must work together to make their escape and find their way back to the war.

    • The Do or Die Raid
      The Rat Patrol undertakes a stealthy night mission to infiltrate Sgt. Griffin into the headquarters of a German panzer group to plant a false map. The veteran lock-picker has the skill required to insure success, but Sgt. Troy soon finds out that he also has a secret that could endanger the mission.moreless
    • The Blind Man's Bluff Raid
      While on a mission, Sgt. Troy becomes separated from the Rat Patrol and lost in the desert. Suffering from exhaustion and sunblindness, he wakes up safe in an aid station...but things are not what they appear to be.
    • The Fatal Chase Raid
      The Rat Patrol releases a group of American POWs from a German convoy. One of the POWs claims to be carrying vital information for the Allies, but two other POWs are out to kill him for personal reasons, and he forces the Rat Patrol to protect him while they make their way back to headquarters.moreless
    • The Blow Sky High Raid
      The Rat Patrol receives a new type of explosive to be used in destroying a vital German radar station--but Dietrich has a few surprises of his own.
    • The Moment of Truce Raid
      The Rat Patrol and Dietrich's convoy are trapped by Arabs wanting to end the war on their land. Can the two enemy forces work together to escape?
    • The Deadly Double Raid
      Moffitt and Tully allow themselves to be captured so that they can get information from an American POW about Rommel's new battle plans. But, complications arise when they discover that the POW is dead, and two others claim to know the information--one of whom is working for the Germans.
    • The Gun Runner Raid
      The Rat Patrol is captured by arms dealer--an American deserter who resents the impact their raids have upon his business of selling to both sides.
    • The Lighthouse Raid
      The Rat Patrol must use a lighthouse behind enemy lines to arrange for the transport of a liberated French general--but the lighthouse is ran by a man who would gladly accept German gold in exchange for betraying the mission.
    • The Dare-Devil Rescue Raid
      Moffitt's father is flown in to assist the Rat Patrol in finding an ancient Roman road that could serve as an Allied supply route through the mountains--but disaster strikes when his airplane is shot down and he is captured by the Germans.
    • The Last Harbor Raid (1)
      Strategic bombing missions targeting Rommel's last harbor on the North African coast prove to be useless after the Germans begin forcing 5000 Allied POWs to repair the damage. Allied High Command decides that the only solution is to order the Rat Patrol to liberate the POWs and evacuate them by sea.moreless
    • The Last Harbor Raid (2)
      The Rat Patrol infiltrates the coastal village to continue their mission to release 5000 Allied POWs for evacuation by sea. Troy and Tully must find a way to regain their captured munitions and contact the POW camp, while Moffitt and Hitch try to solve the problem of convincing the local fishermen to utilize their fleet for the evacuation.moreless
    • The Last Harbor Raid (3)
      The success of the Rat Patrol's mission to evacuate 5000 Allied POWs by sea is in jeopardy after their Arab guide is killed and they learn that the fishing fleet's underground contact is a suspected collaborator.
    • The One That Got Away Raid
      The Rat Patrol tries to rescue a German lieutenant who's been informing against his own forces before he can be taken away to Gestapo headquarters.
    • The Two for One Raid
      A 16 year old German youth is taken prisoner by the Rat Patrol. His father is the commander of a German patrol they've been assigned to destroy and the youth desperately tries to get word to them so his father won't be killed.
    • The Last Chance Raid
      The Rat Patrol discovers that German tank reinforcements have arrived in the area of a planned Allied offensive, but their radio is damaged in an ambush. Troy decides that they must capture a nearby Nazi propaganda radio station to transmit the vital information to headquarters.
    • The B Negative Raid
      Far behind enemy lines, Moffitt is seriously wounded and Troy can find only one possible donor with the same rare blood type--an American deserter being held in Hauptmann Dietrich's camp.
    • The Exhibit A Raid
      The Exhibit A Raid
      Episode 22
      After Troy is set up on false charges by a captured POW camp commander, the other members of the Rat Patrol must infiltrate a German division's headquarters to find the evidence to prevent a court-martial.
    • The Holy War Raid
      The Holy War Raid
      Episode 23
      Hauptmann Dietrich executes a plan to sway the Arab desert tribes to the German side by using a fake Rat Patrol to abduct their religious leader.
    • The Two Against Time Raid
      A cave-in traps Troy and Hauptmann Dietrich together in a tunnel being used as a munitions depot, and Moffitt's orders are to demolish the tunnel before the arrival of an oncoming German tank force.
    • The Wild Goose Raid
      The Rat Patrol is assigned as the security force for a conference scheduled between the British and American Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Troy races to uncover a deadly German plot before the meeting occurs.
    • The Bring 'Em Back Alive Raid
      When the Rat Patrol raids a German post to kidnap a top German Scientist, Troy discovers the rest of his crew is captured by Dietrich.
    • The Take Me to Your Leader Raid
      As part of a plan to kill a high ranking Allied general, a German poses as an American major to fool the Rat Patrol into leading Dietrich's unit to the location of Division Headquarters.
    • The Double or Nothing Raid
      A German colonel captures Moffitt and plans to use him as bait to double-cross the Rat Patrol during a prisoner exchange.
    • The Hour Glass Raid
      The Rat Patrol frees an Allied doctor seemingly abducted by Dietrich, unaware that he is actually a German agent.
    • Mask-a-Raid
      Episode 30
      Moffitt infiltrates a German hospital, posing as an injured Luftwaffe pilot, to spread false information about Allied troop movements leading up to the invasion of Sicily.
    • The Fire and Brimstone Raid
      Dietrich traps the Rat Patrol in an Arab winery being used as a German munitions dump, despite the objections of a sheik who is weary of battles taking place on his land.
    • The Delilah Raid
      The Delilah Raid
      Episode 32
      A French Resistance fighter liberated from the Germans convinces the Rat Patrol to accompany her on a raid to destroy an enemy radar installation--but things are not what they appear to be.
  • Season 2