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Season 3 COMBAT! episodes:
[Season 3: Overview]
[Silver Service]
[The Long Walk]
[Mountain Man]
[The Duel]
[Operation Fly Trap]
[The Impostor]
[Losers Cry Deal]
[Point of View]
[Brother, Brother]
[The Hard Way Back]
[The Little Carousel]
[Fly Away Home]
[A Rare Vintage]
[The Enemy]
[A Gift of Hope]
[A Walk with an Eagle]
[Birthday Cake]
[The Cassock]
[The Town that Went Away]
[The Convict]
[The Steeple]
[More than a Soldier]
[The Long Wait]
[The Tree of Moray]
[Cry in the Ruins]
[The Hell Machine]
[Billy the Kid]
[Beneath the Ashes]

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(082) A Walk with an Eagle

2 bayonets

Written by Rod Peterson
Directed by John Peyser
First aired 02-Mar-1965
Episode 24 of Season 3

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Hanley takes three men into enemy territory to rescue a U.S. flying ace, Major Caldwell, who has parachuted to safety out of his plane. The ground-pounders resent the arrogance of the flyer. The Major is ungrateful and willful, showing little understanding of a war he has seen only from thousands of feet above the ground.


The most enjoyment I have in this episode is smiling at Hanley talking about the air corps. Knowing that Rick Jason served in the air corps in WWII, adds a zip to this dialog, especially as he deals with an arrogant ace who must be taught the difference between fighting a war in the air and a war on the ground.


  • Filmed at Korbel winery.

  • Major Caldwell is credited with 22 kills, but his P-47s get easily jumped by a flight of Stukas.

  • Moments after Major Crandall's plane is shot down, a corporal in a jeep finds Hanley and relays orders to rescue the flyer. How did they know exactly where Hanley was and how did the word get to the corporal so quickly?

  • The closeup of the dead German's face during the vineyard firefight shows that his machine gun belts have crimped blank cartridges.

  • Long motorcycle chase up Korbel's hills, but no tension or drama in the chase.


Rick Jason as Lt. Hanley
Vic Morrow as Sgt. Saunders [does not appear]

Lee Philips as Major Robert Caldwell

Conlan Carter as Doc
William Cort as Private Harmon
Pat Colby as Private Palmer

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