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Some of their Planes are Missing
Series: Hogan's Heroes
Episode: Some of Their Planes Are Missing
Original Airdate: September 16, 1967
Production Number: 5784-66
Written by: Laurence Marks
Directed by: Gene Reynolds
Produced by: Edward H. Feldman & William A. Calihan

Regular Edit

Prisoners Edit

Camp Personnel Edit

Semi-Regulars Edit

Guest Stars Edit

Synopsis Edit

The Germans plan to send their men into England via captured planes.

Story Notes Edit

Timeline Notes and Speculations Edit

  • A spring 1944 date is implied by the appearance of the special Luftwaffe unit. See below.
  • This appears to take place a few weeks after An Evening of Generals. During that episode, Klink mentions that he is going to be busy "for the next few weeks." This fits well with the preparations needed for housing the Luftwaffe pilots at Stalag 13. About a week before the pilots arrived, Schultz led a guard detail to fix up one of the empty barracks for the pilots.
  • The British airplanes flown by the Luftwaffe pilots appear to be Hawker Hurricanes (although Spitfires are seen in at least one stock film shot). These would have been most likely captured intact, on the ground, during the Fall of France in the spring of 1940.
  • SPECULATION: The special Luftwaffe unit that stays at Stalag 13 during this episode is most likely a detachment from the KG200 experimental aircraft squadron. It was formed in February 1944 to deal with all "special missions" for the Luftwaffe. Among these were the testing of new aircraft types and the flying of captured Allied aircraft in both evaluation and combat assignments. KG200 itself was based at Rechlin, although it is probably not the airfield shown in this episode (it was too far away). Series fans and history buffs will find some interesting reading regarding the operations of KG200 should they research its background.

Quotes Edit

  • Colonel Hogan: Carter, I don't know how I'd do without you - but sometime I'd like to try.

Schultz claims to know nothing about the Luftwaffe officers

  • Kinchole: Come on, Schultz! You can't be that stupid!
  • Schultz: Who says I can't!

Hogan has gained an invite to the Luftwaffe Officer's next nightly party.

  • Colonel Klink (About Hogan): Comes in for ping-pong balls, and gets himself invited to a party!

Bloopers Edit

  • One of the RAF planes that the Heroes blow up is clearly marked with serial P5744, which was actually assigned to a DH82B Queen Bee aerial target aircraft.[1]

External links Edit

SourcesEdit

  1. Robertson, Bruce. British Military Aircraft Serials 1912-1966. Ian Allen Ltd. 1967 Page 144
Previous episode:
The Crittendon Plan
Next episode:
D-Day at Stalag 13

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