The series focused on Squadron 214 in the South Pacific. The squadron was composed of men who were almost court martialed before Major Gregory Boyington took them in. Basically, as long as the men could fly and do their job, "Pappy", as the crew called him, couldn't care less about what else they did or had previously done.
The show was originally titled Baa Baa Black Sheep
and was actually dropped from NBC's lineup in 1977. However, when most of their new programming failed the next season, NBC brought it back under the new title Black Sheep Squadron
, and new cast members were added.