|Episode:||The Kamikazes Are Coming|
|Original Airdate:||February 21, 1971|
|Written by:||Richard M. Powell|
|Directed by:||Edward H. Feldman|
|Produced by:||Edward H. Feldman, William A. Calihan & Jerry London|
- Colonel Hogan - Bob Crane
- Corporal Louis LeBeau - Robert Clary
- Corporal Peter Newkirk - Richard Dawson
- Sergeant Andrew Carter - Larry Hovis
- Sergeant Richard Baker - Kenneth Washington
Camp Personnel Edit
Guest Stars Edit
- Doctor Otto von Bornemann - Henry Corden
- Assistant - Richard Alden
- Guard - Chris Anders
- German Partisan - Erik Stern
Story Notes Edit
- This is the one hundred and sixty-sixth produced episode of the series, but is the one hundred and sixty-fourth to be shown on television, and is also the twentieth episode shown for the Sixth Season.
- This is the last episodic appearance for both Howard Caine and his character Major Wolfgang Hochstetter.
- This is the last episodic appearance for both Nita Talbot and for her character Marya.
- The famous singer, Kate Smith, is mentioned.
- Hochstetter's moustache is larger in this episode than others, and sports something of a handlebar look.
Timeline Notes and Speculations Edit
- This appears to take place in early 1945. The date is mandated by the use of the word kamikaze, the Japanese term for a suicide plane, and the presence of the new German rocket. The first use of kamikazes as such during World War II was the Battle of Leyte Gulf in October 1944. Germany began test firings of new rocket types in 1945, such as the A-4b (aka A-9), the Rheinbote, and the Wasserfall.
- When Marya makes the German salute, before the prisoners steal the rocket, she uses her left arm.
- The rocket that Otto von Bornemann is working on is referred to as the 'V-3'. In reality, the V-3 was a series of pipe segments connected together, with directed explosive charges focused inwards on each segment. When a 'round' was loaded and fired, the explosive charges would fire as the round passed them, using the explosion to generate more velocity. Timing of the explosion was electrically controlled. In short, the real V-3 not only looks nothing like the rocket in the episode, it wasn't even a rocket by any description - it was more accurate to call the V-3 a 'rocket-assisted ballistic projectile launcher'.
- The Kamikazes Are Coming at TV.com
- The Kamikazes Are Coming at the Internet Movie Database
- The Kamikazes Are Coming episode capsule at Webstalag 13
- Hogan's Heroes Fanclub
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