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Combat!: Nightmare on the Red Ball Run

Kirby and Littlejohn volunteer as replacement drivers for the Red Ball Express.


Episode Info


Episode number: 5x23
Production Number: 142
Airdate: Tuesday February 28th, 1967



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Guest Stars
Claude AkinsClaude Akins
As Sgt. Rose
Recurring
William CampbellWilliam Campbell
As Corporal Sloan
Recurring
Beau van den EckerBeau van den Ecker
As Markum
Recurring
Michael MastersMichael Masters
As Medic
Recurring
Paul BuschPaul Busch
As German Tank Commander
Recurring
John CarterJohn Carter
As Major
Main Cast
Vic MorrowVic Morrow
As Sgt. Charles "Chip" Saunders
Pierre JalbertPierre Jalbert
As PFC Paul "Caje" LeMay
Jack Hogan (1)Jack Hogan (1)
As Pvt. William G. Kirby
Conlan CarterConlan Carter
As PFC "Doc" (Platoon Medic)
Dick PeabodyDick Peabody
As Pvt. Littlejohn
Episode Notes
Rick Jason does not appear in this episode.

In this episode we learn that Kirby once drove a beer truck in civilian life.

Claude Akins, who plays a truck driver in this episode, would get behind the wheel of a big rig again in the 1970's NBC series Movin' On.



Episode Goofs
In real life, most of the drivers on the Red Ball Express during World War II were Afro-Americans.



Warning: Combat! season 5 episode 23 guide may contain spoilers
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