Season Two Episodes (1963-64) of COMBAT! TV Show
All the action of season two takes place after the liberation of
Paris. Any attempt to trace historical events in a straight timeline collapses in the
second season of this TV show. Though the war in Europe only lasted a year after D-Day,
the cast of Combat! fought for five years and never battled their way out of
(one-line descriptors written by Nancy Durgin)
Combat! returned to its 7:30 time slot on ABC. It's competing television shows in
that timeslot were "Marshal Dillon" and the first half of "The Red Skelton
Hour" on CBS, and Mr. Novak on NBC. Combat! was followed at 8:30 by ABC's WWII
comedy "McHale's Navy."
Season 2 Overview
- Ambush Woman whose father was unjustly killed knows
location of enemy gun.
Guests:Marisa Pavan, Charles Macaulay, Michael Pataki, Kort Falkenburg,...
- Bridge at Chalons Saunders and squad help
crusty Sgt. Turk blow up bridge.
Guests: Lee Marvin, Lee Krieger, Rance Howard, Kurt Landon, Mathias Ultz,...
- Doughboy Saunders is "captured" by a
confused WWI veteran
Guests:Eddie Albert, Paul Busch, Alida Valli, Mike McDonald, Hans Gudegast,...
- The Long Way Home, Part 1 & 2
Saunders and the men are captured by a sadistic SS Colonel who wants information.
Guests:Richard Basehart, Simon Oakland, Jim Sikking, Sasha Hardin, Arnold Merritt,
Glenn Cannon, Arthur Batanides, Michael McDonald,...
- A Distant Drum A wounded Hanley is helped by a
French girl and her mother.
Guests:Denise Darcel, Holly McIntire, Sasha Hardin, Charles de Vries,...
- Bridgehead New guy causes trouble as squad suffers
heavy casualties taking bridge.
Guests:Nick Adams, Noam Pitlik, Fred Harris, Richard Jury, Paul Busch
- Masquerade German infiltrators try to get to
Battalion HQ -- but can't fool Saunders
Guests:James Coburn, Rocky Marciano, Dan Stafford, George Keymas,...
- Infant of Prague A group of idiotic nuns
refuses to let Hanley rescue them
Guests:Jeanette Nolan, Jeanne Rainer, Pamela Branch, Leigh Chapman,...
- The Wounded Don't Cry Saunders is skeptical
of a captured German medic who wants to get plasma.
Guests:Karl Boehm, Leonard Nimoy, Oscar Beregi, Peter Hellman,...
- The Little Jewel Young French boy tags along, but
squad fears he has betrayed them.
Guests:Michel Petit, Ed Tierney, Paul Busch, Mindas Misuilis, Dieter Jacobi
- Glow Against the Sky Billy is wounded,
and the squad is trapped in a German-occupied town.
Guests:Kurt Krueger, Bill Sargent, Warren Spahn, Kurt Landen, Bobby Hyatt,...
- The Party Caje, Kirby, and Billy plan a party with some
Guests:Danielle DeMetz, Danielle Aubrey, Biff Elliot, Andrea Darvi,...
- Anatomy of a Patrol The squad races the
Germans to reach downed observation plane.
Guests:James Caan, Jeff Davis, William Smith, William Sargent, Mark DeVries,...
- What Are the Bugles Blowin' For?
Part 1 & 2
Saunders and squad deal with proud British officer who refuses to retreat from untenable
Guests:Ronald Howard, James Forest, John Alderson, Phillippe Chappelle, James
Wixted, John Orchard, Richard Peel, Eric Micklewood,...
- Barrage Saunders is wounded while searching for enemy
gun, is aided by deserter
Guests:Alf Kjellin, John Crawford, Frank Kellmond, Tom Pace, Mathias Ultz,...
- Thunder from the Hill Hanley at odds
with a resistance fighter who wants to raid an ammo dump.
Guests:Peter Whitney, Robert Carricart, John Heris, Ben Wright,...
- The Pillbox Hanley and wounded man are trapped in
bunker with Germans
Guests:Warren Oates, Albert Paulsen, Paul Busch, Joseph Turkel,...
- Gideon's Army Squad finds concentration camp full
of Polish prisoners
Guests:Milton Selzer, Richard Jaeckel, Albert Szabo, Peter Hellman,...
- The General and the Sergeant Saunders
deals with proud old French general.
Guests:John Dehner, Denise Alexander, Renaud Villedieu, Mathias Ultz,...
- The Hostages Doc is forced to help Germans who have
taken Saunders and Caje hostage
Guests:Mark Richman, Lew Gallo, Hans Gudegast, Dick Patterson, Lew Gallo,...
- A Silent Cry Saunders and squad escort
arrogant radio expert to aid partisans
Guests:Richard Anderson, Robert Crawford Jr., Ed Deemer, Jacques Roux,...
- Eyes of the Hunter Saunders doesn't trust
survivor of a patrol, who is now guiding him
Guests:Ed Nelson, Hans Difflipp, William Smith, Joe Sirola, Erik Holland,...
- Counter-Punch Caje and Saunders join up with
motley crew of stragglers
Guests:Steve Gravers, Malachi Throne, George Savalas, Eugene Bordellos,...
- Mail Call After receiving bad news about his
brother, Saunders deals with malingerer
Guests:James Best, Ed Deemer, Ray Fulmer, Fred Harris, Mike Masters
- The Hunter German captures wounded Kirby, and
hunts down Saunders
Guests:Alfred Ryder, Ed Tierney
- Weep No More Hanley aids mute French girl who may
have valuable information.
Guests:Anajette Comer, John Shay, Ted Knight, Charles DeVries, Rudy Dolan,...
- The Short Day of Private Putnam
An underage soldier saves the squad with his botany skills.
Guests:Beau Bridges, Paul Busch, Robert Sampson, Lilyan Chauvin,...
- Rescue Hanley is helped by German infiltrators
who want information.
Guests:Edward Binns, Guy Stockwell, Paul Busch, Tom Pace, Ed Deemer,...
- Command Saunders worries about an aloof Lt. who takes
over for wounded Hanley.
Guests:Joe Campanella, William Arvin, Dennis Robertson, Louis Mercier,...
- The Glory Among Men Squad tries to rescue
disliked man, who is wounded and pinned down.
Guests:Eddie Ryder, Peter Helm, Bernard Cates, Fletcher Fist, Paul Busch,...
Copyright 1993, 1994 by Nancy Durgin. All Rights Reserved
Compiled from various sources including THE TV COLLECTOR and EPI-LOG magazines (and the
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