Hogan's Heroes - Title Screen
Series: Hogan's Heroes
Episode: The Kamikazes Are Coming
Original Airdate: February 21, 1971
Production Number: 5784-166
Written by: Richard M. Powell
Directed by: Edward H. Feldman
Produced by: Edward H. Feldman, William A. Calihan & Jerry London

Regular Edit

Prisoners Edit

Camp Personnel Edit

Semi-Regulars Edit

Guest Stars Edit

Synopsis Edit

The guys find a new rocket that has landed near camp. They are at a loss on how to get it back to England for study when Marya and her rocket-designing husband enter camp.

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.

Quotes Edit

Bloopers Edit

  • 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'.

External links Edit

Previous episode:
Klink for the Defense
Next episode:
Kommandant Gertrude

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