The Rat Patrol

ABC (ended 1968)




Episode Guide

    • The Wild Goose Raid
      The Wild Goose Raid
      Season 1 - Episode 25
      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 Kill at Koorlea Raid
      The Kill at Koorlea Raid
      Season 2 - Episode 26
      The Rat Patrol is ordered to accompany a British sniper on a mission to assassinate a brutal German general, but Troy decides that capturing the general alive is a better plan.
    • The Chase of Fire Raid
      The Chase of Fire Raid
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      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 Two Against Time Raid
      The Two Against Time Raid
      Season 1 - Episode 24
      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 Blind Man's Bluff Raid
      The Blind Man's Bluff Raid
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      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 Take Me to Your Leader Raid
      The Take Me to Your Leader Raid
      Season 1 - Episode 27
      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 Touch and Go Raid
      The Touch and Go Raid
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      Dietrich and his men gain access to an Allied munitions dump by capturing the Rat Patrol and assuming their identities.
    • The Decoy Raid
      The Decoy Raid
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      Dietrich questions an SS captain's methods of conducting the war when a village's typhus serum is confiscated to exchange for capturing the Rat Patrol.
    • The Chain of Death Raid
      The Chain of Death Raid
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      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 Moment of Truce Raid
      The Moment of Truce Raid
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      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 One That Got Away Raid
      The One That Got Away Raid
      Season 1 - Episode 18
      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 Never Say Die Raid
      The Never Say Die Raid
      Season 2 - Episode 25
      Troy and Hitchcock are captured by a German colonel who plans to force them to radio misinformation back to their headquarters. Meanwhile, Moffitt and Pettigrew's rescue attempts are frustrated by an Italian lieutenant who insists upon surrendering to them.
    • The Bring 'Em Back Alive Raid
      The Bring 'Em Back Alive Raid
      Season 1 - Episode 26
      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 Hour Glass Raid
      The Hour Glass Raid
      Season 1 - Episode 29
      The Rat Patrol frees an Allied doctor seemingly abducted by Dietrich, unaware that he is actually a German agent.
    • The B Negative Raid
      The B Negative Raid
      Season 1 - Episode 21
      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 Do or Die Raid
      The Do or Die Raid
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      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 Violent Truce Raid
      The Violent Truce Raid
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      A British major brings charges against Moffitt after his attempt to destroy a shipment of contaminated plasma results in it being captured by the Germans, and only Dietrich has the evidence that can save Moffitt from a court martial.
    • The Exhibit A Raid
      The Exhibit A Raid
      Season 1 - 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 Life Against Death Raid
      The Life Against Death Raid
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      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 Last Chance Raid
      The Last Chance Raid
      Season 1 - Episode 20
      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 Truce at Aburah Raid
      The Truce at Aburah Raid
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      The Rat Patrol and Hauptmann Dietrich's unit agree to a pause in the fighting to rescue a young Arab girl from a well, but the arrival of another German unit complicates the reluctant truce.
    • The Fire and Brimstone Raid
      The Fire and Brimstone Raid
      Season 1 - Episode 31
      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 Deadly Double Raid
      The Deadly Double Raid
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      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 Death Do Us Part Raid
      The Death Do Us Part Raid
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      After an ambush by Dietrich, Troy is wounded and the other members of the Rat Patrol are captured on a mission to find a German supply depot. Troy, assisted by a beautiful Irish missionary, must find a way to rescue his team members and a young boy who is their Arab contact.moreless
    • The Last Harbor Raid (3)
      The Last Harbor Raid (3)
      Season 1 - Episode 17
      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 Last Harbor Raid (2)
      The Last Harbor Raid (2)
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      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 Darers Go First Raid
      The Darers Go First Raid
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      Troy decides that the Rat Patrol's only chance to destroy a supply depot inside a fortress is by capturing a German tank and using it to get past the enemy guards.
    • The Hickory Dickory Dock Raid
      The Hickory Dickory Dock Raid
      Season 2 - Episode 23
      The Rat Patrol is assigned a mission to safeguard POWs being held at a German repair depot that will be targeted by bombers, but Moffitt becomes unreliable after he receives word that his kid brother was killed in England.
    • The Fatal Chase Raid
      The Fatal Chase Raid
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      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 Love Thine Enemy Raid
      The Love Thine Enemy Raid
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      Troy accidentally shoots a German nurse during an attack on an supply convoy, and the Rat Patrol must decide whether to sneak her into a nearby German field hospital or to let her die and continue their mission.
    • The Fifth Wheel Raid
      The Fifth Wheel Raid
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      A British colonel returning from a staff meeting regarding an upcoming Allied offensive is captured by the Germans under suspicious circumstances. The Rat Patrol is ordered to either rescue or kill him before he can be interrogated, and his loyal Sikh aide insists on joining the mission.
    • The Kingdom Come Raid
      The Kingdom Come Raid
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      While supervising the transport of new anti-aircraft shell fuses, Hitchcock is wounded by a deserter when the convoy is attacked by a German recon unit.
    • The Double or Nothing Raid
      The Double or Nothing Raid
      Season 1 - Episode 28
      A German colonel captures Moffitt and plans to use him as bait to double-cross the Rat Patrol during a prisoner exchange.
    • Mask-a-Raid
      Season 1 - 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 Trial by Fire Raid
      The Trial by Fire Raid
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      The Rat Patrol's mission to destroy a German supply train faces complications after Dietrich loads the train with Arab civilians and Troy gets captured.
    • The Do-Re-Mi Raid
      The Do-Re-Mi Raid
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      Troy allows himself to be captured by Dietrich in order to rescue a famous entertainer who is being held in a German POW camp.
    • The Wildest Raid of All
      The Wildest Raid of All
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      The Rat Patrol captures General von Helmreich as part of a plan to infiltrate and destroy a heavily guarded German ammunition depot.
    • The Holy War Raid
      The Holy War Raid
      Season 1 - 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 Kill or Be Killed Raid
      The Kill or Be Killed Raid
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      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 Pipeline to Disaster Raid
      The Pipeline to Disaster Raid
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      A British general rescued in the desert insists upon leading the Rat Patrol on a mission to destroy a German oil pipeline despite his poor condition.
    • The Two If by Sea Raid
      The Two If by Sea Raid
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      Moffitt infiltrates a German-held lighthouse posing as an electrician in order to learn the details of a naval convoy carrying Tiger tanks that is headed for North Africa.
    • The Hide and Go Seek Raid
      The Hide and Go Seek Raid
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      The Rat Patrol must infiltrate a chateau on the island of Rhodes to rescue the son of a British general who has been kidnapped by the Germans.
    • The Two for One Raid
      The Two for One Raid
      Season 1 - Episode 19
      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 Darkest Raid
      The Darkest Raid
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      Troy infiltrates enemy headquarters by posing as a wounded German captain in order to heist a cache of confiscated diamonds that are destined for Berlin.
    • The Last Harbor Raid (1)
      The Last Harbor Raid (1)
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      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 David and Goliath Raid
      The David and Goliath Raid
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      After their jeeps are destroyed and Tully is wounded behind enemy lines, the Rat Patrol's only chance for survival is to infiltrate Dietrich's encampment.
    • The Field of Death Raid
      The Field of Death Raid
      Season 2 - Episode 21
      A German colonel, crippled in an earlier raid by the Rat Patrol, captures Troy's brother in a plan for revenge.
    • The Blow Sky High Raid
      The Blow Sky High Raid
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      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 Life for a Life Raid
      The Life for a Life Raid
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      Dietrich corners the Rat Patrol in a cellar with a pregnant woman who has a valuable map and a resistance fighter who has a personal score to settle with her.
    • The Gun Runner Raid
      The Gun Runner Raid
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      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 Double Jeopardy Raid
      The Double Jeopardy Raid
      Season 2 - Episode 22
      The Rat Patrol is at odds with a group of young partisans when the irregulars endanger the plans of an Allied offensive by attacking an SS camp.

    • The Tug of War Raid
      The Tug of War Raid
      Season 2 - Episode 24
      Troy goes undercover to receive a locket of microfilm from a female French Resistance fighter, but both get captured by Dietrich. After Troy refuses to divulge the location of the locket, Dietrich sentences them both to hang--and Troy must find a way to get word to the Rat Patrol for rescue.moreless
    • The Boomerang Raid
      The Boomerang Raid
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      An lieutenant is dropped off by submarine to set up naval barrage coordinates, but Troy becomes suspicious after the officer seems more interested in mapping the Allied positions than the German ones.
    • The Dare-Devil Rescue Raid
      The Dare-Devil Rescue Raid
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      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 Delilah Raid
      The Delilah Raid
      Season 1 - 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.
    • The Street Urchins Raid
      The Street Urchins Raid
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      A street urchin tries to sell aerial photographs of secret German installations that Troy hid before being captured by the Gestapo.
    • The Lighthouse Raid
      The Lighthouse Raid
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      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 Fatal Reunion Raid
      The Fatal Reunion Raid
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      Moffitt must set aside his personal feelings for an old flame when the Rat Patrol employs her as a guide to rescue her husband, a French rocket scientist, from the Germans.