Patrol - A military division of the Allied Forces
based in North African Desert during WWII on the
wartime adventure THE RAT PATROL/ABC/1966-68.
Outfitted with two machine gun mounted jeeps,
their mission was to terrorize and destroy the
Nazi desert forces (Afrika Korps) led by German
Field Marshal Erwin Rommel (a.k.a. "The Desert
Rat"). US Army Sergeant Sam Troy (Christopher
George) commanded this elite group of three
Americans and one Englishman.
The Rat Patrol group included Jack
Moffitt (Gary Raymond), the British demolitions
expert; and Americans Mark Hitchcock (Lawrence
Casey), a young private ["The Kid"] with a lot
to learn about fighting; and Private Tully
Pettigrew (Justin Tarr), a charming con artist
with a Southern accent. The Rat Patrol's nemesis
was Hauptman (Captain) Hans Dietrich.
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.
The Rat Patrol Engage the Enemy
Rat Patrol Comic Book Covers
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