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Title: The Rat Patrol

Cast of 'The Rat Patrol'

Network: ABC
On-Air 1966-68
Genre: Drama/Adventure
Length: 30 Minutes
Service: Army

During WWII, the North African Desert was the home of The Rat Patrol, an Allied Forces mobile division (111th Armor Recon) assigned to terrorize and destroy the Nazi desert forces (Afrika Korps) led by German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel.

US Army Sergeant Sam Troy commanded this elite group which included US Army Private Mark Hitchcock ["The Kid"], a young recruit with a lot to learn about fighting; US Army Private Tully Pettigrew, a charming con artist with a Southern accent, and Sgt. Jack Moffitt, the British demolitions expert and archeologist ("Don't call me Sarge!").

Captain Von Dietrich
Hans Dietrich

Outfitted with two machine gun mounted Jeeps, The Rat Patrol did their best to thwart the advances of the German Army in Africa. Their main nemesis was Hauptman (Captain) Hans Dietrich.

Rat Patrol Battle Scene


TRIVIA NOTE: THE RAT PATROL was based on the real-life exploits of the WWII British armored car outfit called "The Long Range Desert Group." The series was filmed on the deserts of Spain.


Christopher George as Sgt. Sam Troy
Gary Raymond as Sgt. Jack Moffitt
Lawrence P. Casey as Pvt. Mark Hitchcock
Justin Tarr as Pvt. Tully Pettigrew
Eric Braeden  (as Hans Gudegast) as Hauptman (Captain) Hans Dietrich
Manfred Lating as Orderly / Lt. Strum
Norbert Meisel as Truck Driver / German Guard
Stanley Adams as El Gamil
Claudine Longet as Marianne
Michael Vandever as Lt. Dorf / Lt. Reiner

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